Opera for all 2017

As per Munich Opera Festival tradition, the Bayerische Staatsoper and BMW Munich invite you to Opera for all . The programme will include a free open-air concert and a free live opera broadcast at the Max Joseph Platz.

When hundreds of people gather together at sunset, sitting on picnic blankets and cushions or simply perching on the ground to listen to music, it creates a very special atmosphere: relaxed, spellbound, joyful. The Opera for all events are something very special even for the Bayerische Staatsoper. We're honoured to be able to offer two open-air evenings to you this season.


Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser will be broadcast live on the 9th of July 2017 from the National Theatre at the Max Joseph Platz. General Music Director Kirill Petrenko conducts this new version, while Romeo Castellucci is in charge of the production.

9th of July 2017, 18.00
 Musical Direction: Kirill Petrenko
Production: Romeo Castellucci
with Anja Harteros, Elena Pankratova, Klaus Florian Vogt, Christian Gerhaher, Georg Zeppenfeld among others

OpeN-Air Concert

Omer Meir Wellber conducted the Bayerische Staatsorchester's open-air concert on the 24 June 2017. The programme contained symphonies by Sergei Prokofiev and Peter I. Tchaikovsky as well as Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov's „Song of the Indian Guest“. The start of the evening has been shaped by the Youth Orchestra of the Bayerische Staatsorchester ATTACCA.

Festival Opening Concert - Opera for All
24th June 2017, 20.30
 Musical Direction: Omer Meir Wellber
Bayerisches Staatsorchester
ATTACCA – Youth Orchestra of the Bayerische Staatsorchester

„Opera for All“ Picnic Boxes

Providing a delicious culinary experience is our partner FUNK catering. Reserve your picnic boxes for our open-air events on the 24th of June and 9th of July. There are two options available, „Bavaria“ or „Mediterranea“, which you can order here by completing the form and picking it up on site on the day. 

Impressions from „Opera for all“ 2017

„Opera for all“ event guidelines: hard or bulky objects such as glass bottles, chairs and stools are forbidden according to regulations outlined by the City Administration. Umbrellas are an exception. Please note that dogs are not allowed. We recommend travelling to the event via public transport. During „Opera for all“ events, the tram route 19 will be diverted for the duration of the performance. The underground car park at Max Joseph Platz can be accessed shortly before the event begins, but will be closed during the performance.

Changes to tram route 19

  • On the 24.06.17 from approx. 17:30 – 23:30  
  • On the 09.07.17 from approx. 15:00 – 00:00

Closure of the underground car park

  • On the 24.06.17 from approx. 20:30 – 22:30
  • On the 09.07.17 from approx. 19:00 – 23:00