One World Premiere and three New Productions in Autumn 2020
The Bayerische Staatsoper will open the 2020–2021 season with a world premiere: 7 Deaths of Maria Callas will catch up on the opera project by performance artist Marina Abramović, which was planned for April 2020. On September 3, the Opera Studio production Mignon in a production by Christiane Lutz will celebrate its premiere on the Cuvilliés Theate's stage. Frank Castorf's production of Die Vögel is scheduled to open on 31 October 2020, but the premiere of Luca Francesconi's Timon of Athens has unfortunately been postponed indefinitely. Instead, Wolfgang Koch will make his role debut in Mateja Koležnik's new production of Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff on 26 November 2020, which was originally planned for the summer of the festival.