Germany's largest opera house with 2,101 seats. The historic theatre opened
in 1818 and has been reconstructed twice: once after a fire in 1823, and
again after heavy bombing in World War II.
The Prinzregententheater or Prince Regent's Theatre,
which was built as a festival theatre for Wagner and stages one production a
year during the Munich Opera Festival.
where Mozart's Idomeneo had its premiere in 1781. Following an
extensive restoration, the Rococo auditorium reopened in June, 2008 with
a new production of Idomeneo by the Bayerische Staatsoper.
For pictures of
Bavarian State Opera and Ballet productions, see the next page; for up-to-date
information on the company, including programs and schedules, visit the
State Opera Web site.