Darmstadt

darmstadt
Operhaus Darmstadt

Darmstadt

Darmstadt är en stad i den federala delstaten Hessen i Tyskland. Darmstadt ligger i kanten av floden Rhens dalgång ca 40 km söder om Frankfurt am Main.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Darmstadt (German pronunciation: [ˈdaʁmʃtat]  is a city in the state of Hesse in Germany, located in the southern part of the Rhine-Main-Area (Frankfurt Metropolitan Region). Darmstadt has a population of approximately 150,000 (2013).  The Darmstadt Larger Urban Zone has 430,993 inhabitants.

The city holds the official title “City of Science” (German: Wissenschaftsstadt) as it is a major centre of scientific institutions, universities and high technology companies. The European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) is located in Darmstadt as well as GSI Centre for Heavy Ion Research, where the several chemical element where discovered like bohrium (1981), meitnerium (1982), hassium (1984), darmstadtium (1994), roentgenium (1994), and copernicium (1996) were discovered.

The city was formerly the capital of a sovereign country, the Grand Duchy of Hesse and its successor, the People’s State of Hesse, a federal state of Germany. As the administrative centre of an increasingly prosperous duchy, the city gained some international prominence. In the 20th century, industry (especially chemicals) as well as large science and electronics (later information technology) sectors became increasingly important, and are still a major part of the city’s economy. Darmstadt also has a large tertiary education sector, with three major universities and numerous associated institutions.  It is also home to SV Darmstadt 98, which, after finishing second in the 2. Bundesliga during the 2014-15 season, earned promotion to the 1. Bundesliga for the 2015-16 campaign.

In English

Travel Guide

Operahus Darmstadt

Den storhertliga hovteatern, senare Hessisches Landestheater öppnades 1819 och hade under första hälften av 1900-talet en rad framstående dirigenter, bl a Felix Weingartner, Erich Kleiber. Georg Szell och Karl Böhm. Byggnaden förstördes 1944 och har inte återuppbyggts.

Den nya Staatstheater Darmstadt (956 platser) invigdes 1972 och har två scener, en stor för opera och en mindre för talteater. I Darmstadt anordnades efter andra världskrigets slut sommarkurser i komposition, som bl a präglades av modernismen, tolvtonsteknik och seriell och aleatorisk teknik. Bland operakompositörer som deltagit kan nämnas Henze, Kagel, Stockhausen och Zimmermann.

Länktips

Web – site

Related posts