The modern building of Theater Bonn Opernhaus was built in 1965. It is reached by stairs from the Rhine embankment. The green facade can be seen from a distance when walking alongside the Rhine. Special performances by famous conductors and singers are still financed by the state. The metal sculpture 'Ikarus', a gift from the Haribo owner Dr. Hans Riegel in 1993, stands on a specially laid green base in front of the main entrance.