LAVES, Georg Ludwig Friedrich
(b. 1788, Uslar, d. 1864, Hannover)

Exterior view

Opera House, Hanover

Since the mid-18th century, one of the most important civil building tasks had been the construction of theatres, and the historical development from Neoclassicism through to Revivalism can be clearly followed in them. The opera house by Laves in Hanover designed in a round-arch style can be described as a rectangular, boxy variant of Semper's theater in Dresden.