It is not just the location on the Rhine that connects Düsseldorf and Duisburg. A decade-long “theatrical marriage” has also established a cultural bond between the two neighbouring cities.
As a division of the Deutschen Oper am Rhein (German opera on the Rhine) and the largest dance company in North Rhine-Westphalia, the Ballett am Rhein (Ballet on the Rhine) can be experienced both at the Düsseldorf Opera House and at the Duisburg Theatre. Founded in 1956, the German Opera on the Rhine is one of the most important theatrical institutions in Germany today. And thanks to its internationally acclaimed ballet productions, it is even considered one of the premier venues for musical theatre and dance in Europe.