In 2018, the Bavarian State Opera celebrates a double anniversary. The National Theater, which houses our stage, turns 200 years old. And the Bayerische Staatsoper celebrates the 100th anniversary when it passed from the king into the hands of the people. Since then, the Bayerische Staatsoper has been a topic for regular discussion, rejection, approval, but hopefully never indifference. She is loved and hated. All this and the double jubilee will be celebrated under the title LOVED, HATED AND CURTAIN UP.

21 September - 3 October 2018

The program of the festival week begins with the 1st Academy concert and a world premiere under the musical direction of Constantinos Carydis, who most recently conducted the new production of Le nozze di Figaro at our house. On 21 September, he will premiere Hans Abrahamsen's Three Fairy Tale Paintings from the Snow Queen with the Bayerisches Staatsorchester. Also on the program are Richard Strauss' Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major and Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A major op. 92. All tickets for the Academy Concert on 21 September were raffled. For two other dates, however, you have the opportunity to purchase tickets.

1st Academy concert
Mon, 24 September 2018, 8 pm  » Tickets
Tue, 25 September 2018,  8 pm » Tickets

Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg will also be on the program of the festival week, under the direction of General Music Director Kirill Petrenko and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro. Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber will be performing a song matinee. The festival concludes with two performances of Anna Karenina by the Bavarian State Ballet


On September 29, the Bayerische Staatsoper will open its doors for a special tour of our house as part of the festival week. Join us on a journey through the history of the Bavarian State Opera and the National Theater and get an exclusive look behind the scenes. In the evening, a special program awaits you. At LOVED, HATED AND STAGE FREE, a surprise evening awaits you. We casted the greatest talents from our audience for you, who take the opportunity to be on a big stage.

Find out more about our double anniversary and the associated events.