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Opernplatz 1

Dichter und Komponisten

Poets and Composers

Various sculptors

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On the altan of the Opera House are twelve sandstone statues of poets and composers.
Hannover - Dichter und Komponisten


Publius Terentius Afer (195/185-159 BC), better known in English as Terence, playwright of the Roman Republic, of North African descent (Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Heinrich Hesemann

Hannover - Dichter und Komponisten


Molière stage name of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (Paris 1622 - id. 1673), French playwright and actor (Wikipedia).

Hannover - Dichter und Komponisten


Pedro Calderón de la Barca y Barreda González de Henao Ruiz de Blasco y Riaño (Madrid 1600 - Madrid 1681), Spanish dramatist, poet and writer (Wikipedia).
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Carl Maria von Weber (Eutin 1786 - London 1826), German composer, conductor, pianist, guitarist and critic (Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Georg Hurtzig

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Ludwig van Beethoven
Bonn 1770 - Wien 1827
German composer and pianist (Wikipedia).

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Salzburg 1756-Wien 1791), prolific and influential composer of the Classical era (Wikipedia).

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Frankfurt am Main 1749-Weimar 1832), German writer and polymath; considered by many to be the most important writer in the German language and one of the most important thinkers in Western culture (Wikipedia)

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Friedrich von Schiller (Marbach am Neckar 1759 - Weimar 1805), German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright (Wikipedia)

Sculpted by Carl Dopmeyer

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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (Kamenz 1729 - Braunschweig 1781), German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist, and art critic (Wikipedia)

Sculpted by August Hengst

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William Shakespeare (Stratford-upon-Avon 1564 - id. 1616), English poet and playwright (Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Ernst von Bandel

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Carlo Osvaldo Goldoni (Venezia 1707 - Paris 1793), Italian playwright and librettist from the Republic of Venice (Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Ernst von Bandel

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Sophocles (c. 497/6 BC - winter 406/5 BC) one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived (Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Heinrich Hesemann



  • Composer
  • Dopmeyer, Carl
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
  • Goldoni, Carlo
  • Hengst, August
  • Hesemann, Heinrich
  • Hurtzig, Georg
  • Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim
  • Molière
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Philosopher
  • Playwright
  • Schiller, Friedrich von
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Sophocles
  • Statue
  • Terence
  • Theatre / Opera House
  • Weber, Carl Maria von
  • Writer / poet
  • Location (N 52°22'23" - E 9°44'25")

    Item Code: dens157; Photograph: 3 April 2014
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