Munich Opera Festival 2019 draws to a close
The Munich Opera Festival 2019 close on 31 July with Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg conducted by General Music Director Kirill Petrenko. We would like to thank you, our great audiences, for such a wonderful festival period. We experienced and enjoyed more than 80 events on 44 days together with you. More than 84,000 visitors attended our events and were enthralled by the festival opera premieres of Salome and Agrippina, as well as the À Jour ballet premiere. We’re also overjoyed that the Festival Studio was attended with such enthusiasm. With EVA UND ADAM, Z, DUO, Requiem für einen Lebenden and Selbstermächtigung four world premieres and a German premiere were celebrated in the Reithalle and the Pinakothek.
The weather couldn’t have been better this season on both of the Opera for All nights. The new production of Salome, conducted by Kirill Petrenko and staged by Krzysztof Warlikowski, was broadcast on Max-Joseph-Platz on 6 July. Some 10,000 viewers watched the broadcast live there and then. The General Music Director also conducted the Bayerisches Staatsorchester with the Opera for All concert on 20 July and delighted the audience together with soloists Golda Schultz and Thomas Hampson with a recital of Broadway classics. Admission to both events was free as always courtesy of the Munich Opera Festival's long-standing partner, BMW Munich. BMW’s generous support also allowed us to broadcast the concert on screens at the venue this time, and as a live stream to the entire world.
The STUFENBAR pop-up bar enjoyed its second outing during this season. The successful concept of turning the steps of the Nationaltheater into a bar was repeated for Festival 2019 and attracted passers-by, locals and tourists every day on Max-Joseph-Platz.
Munich Opera Festival 2019 – Impressions
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