Every year the steeped-in-tradition Munich Opera Festival brings opera lovers from all over the world to the Bayerische Staatsoper. In June and July they delight in the highlight of the Munich opera year. During the festival’s five weeks, in addition to two festival premieres, all premieres of the past season are performed again. With an annually changing thematic focus point, superbly cast opera and ballet repertoire productions as well as recital performances and festival concerts round off the varied and diverse programme.



To purchase tickets please use one of the following three sales methods and please note the corresponding times and dates:

Saturday 15 January 2022
On this day approx. 450 tickets of categories V to VIII in the Nationaltheater and further tickets/categories for other venues go on sale. Please be aware of all announcements in this respect, which you can find here. 

Bayerische Staatsoper Box Office
Marstallplatz 5
80539 Munich
Hours: Mon – Sat, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

are possible immediately and are processed from Tuesday 1 February 2022. All festival orders are expected to be processed by mid-March 2022.
Please use our order form for this, which you will get to via the “Tickets anfragen” (“Request tickets”) button in our programme or at the bottom in the programme.

3.    The sale of tickets for non-subscribers begins on 26 March 2022. You can then order tickets online via our programme  or at the bottom in the programme via the ticket links. Our box office is also at your disposal:

Bayerische Staatsoper Box Office
+49 89 21 85 19 20
Hours: Mon – Sat, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 


The first Opera Festival under the artistic direction of Serge Dorny focusses on three grand works of Richard Strauss, which reflect the most intrinsic medium of music across the art form of opera itself and across time.  The festival’s second premiere will be Strauss’s last opera, Capriccio, which celebrated its world premiere in the Nationaltheater in 1942. Diana Damrau will sing the role of the Countess with Michael Nagy as the Count in David Marton’s staging. Conductor Lothar Koenigs takes to the podium. Barrie Kosky’s stagings of Der Rosenkavalier and Die schweigsame Frau complete the Strauss highlights. 

A disconcerting topical piece can be seen for the first time in Munich as the Opera Festival’s opening premiere: Krzysztof Penderecki’s opera The Devils of Loudun deals with religious fanaticism, a priest’s bawdy excesses and an exorcism in the early 17th century. General Music Director Vladimir Jurowski conducts and Simon Stone directs the production. The Festival programme’s eight other opera productions feature singers including Anna Netrebko, Aida Garifullina, Marlis Petersen Anja Harteros, Plácido Domingo, Leo Nucci, Jonas Kaufmann, Piotr Beczała and Gregory Kunde.

The lieder recitals also promise a crème de la crème cast with Sonya Yoncheva, Anja Harteros, Ian Bostridge, Christian Gerhaher and Jonas Kaufmann. Festival and chamber concerts complement the programme. 

In the Heute ist Morgen series, the Bayerische Staatsballett once again performs new creations. The Opera Studio presents itself in a festival concert and continues the tradition of our a festival religious service. Five weeks full of music await their audiences.