07:00 pm | Nationaltheater


György Ligeti

Prices L , € 163 / 142 / 117 / 91 / 64 / 39 / 15 / 11 Munich Opera Festival, Subscription-Serie 45




Premiere at 28. June 2024

Composer György Ligeti. Libretto by György Ligeti and Michael Meschke, based on the play La balade du Grand Macabre by Michel de Ghelderode.

Opera in two acts (1978)

recommended for age 14 and older

In English language. With German and English surtitles.. New Production.

Introductions for Le Grand Macabre will be held on Jun. 28 and on Jul. 1, 4, and 7, one hour prior to curtain in the 1st tier anteroom to the royal box.
Please note: Limited seating available, duration approx. 20 min.

Tickets for the 60-minute introductory matinee on Jun. 16 for Le Grand Macabre are available separately.

The premiere will be broadcast live on the radio on BR-Klassik.


The team surrounding director Krzysztof Warlikowski share a long-standing successful collaboration, which has taken them to all of Europe’s grandest opera houses, including the Bayerische Staatsoper in several stagings. Dido and Aneas most recently brought the team here in the same configuration ... Anticipation on the stage. Le Grand Macabre is the eighth staging at the Nationaltheater after Tristan and Isolde, Salome, DieFrau ohne Schatten, Die Gezeichneten, Eugen Onegin and Kabaret Warszawski.For Le Grand Macabre Małgorzata Szczęśniak once again designs the stage and costumes, as she has for all Warlikowski productions since 1992. Felice Ross has been responsible for the lighting design for the team’s opera productions for 20 years now. Kamil Polak, 2008 Oscar winner in the “Best Short Animation” category, designs the videos. Dancer and actor Claude Bardouil takes on the choreography. Christian Longchamp is responsible for dramaturgy. Kent Nagano, former General Music Director of the Bayerische Staatsoper, conducts.


  • Bayerisches Staatsorchester
  • Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper