Munich Opera Festival
The tradition of the Munich Opera Festival dates back to 1875, when a "Festive Summer" was organized for the first time. This tradition will continue under the directorship of Serge Dorny. The 2024 Munich Opera Festival will showcase the new productions of the season, based on the central theme of "A Fountain That Looks to Heaven." The Munich Opera Festival's two opera premieres, Le Grand Macabre by György Ligeti and Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy, present contemporary opera and a masterpiece of musical impressionism. One focus of the 2024 Munich Opera Festival will be on works by Giacomo Puccini and Richard Wagner. The program includes four works by the two composers, which are also among the most important operas in the repertoire: In addition to Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser and Parsifal, Giacomo Puccini's Tosca and La fanciulla del West will be presented. Puccini's Tosca will also be featured as a live audiovisual broadcast on Max-Joseph-Platz at Opera for All during the 2024 Munich Opera Festival. Numerous chamber concerts and song recitals complete the program. The ballet evening Sphären.02 | Preljocaj will also premiere during the Munich Opera Festival with contemporary ballets by choreographers of the younger generation and Angelin Preljocaj. The Bayerische Staatsballett also revives the two new productions of the season, Le Parc by Angelin Preljoca and an evening that will be created by Nacho Duato, Andrew Skeels and Sharon Eyal.