Opera & Operetta
The people of Munich like the opera very much. Premieres of works of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss have helped the Bayerische Staatsoper (Bavarian State Opera) to historical meaning. Today it belongs to the most famous opera-houses worldwide,
The climax for opera fans is the Munich Opera Festival in July with brilliant opera stagings and a marvellous scenery. Almost during 1 month operas and concerts at the highest level are offered at various places and even under free sky.
The venue of Bayerische Staatsoper and the Bavaria ballet, the National Theater, is one of the most famous opera houses s in the world. The Munich opera house was built in 1657 and since 1975 the opera festival takes place here, too. The list of the world famous directors and musicians who have worked here is impressive. Even in the 19th century creation by Richard Wagner premiered in the National Theater.