Munich Sights

Nationaltheater (National Theater)

  • Max-Joseph-Pl. 2 Map It
  • Altstadt
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Published 01/13/2016

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Bavaria's original National Theater at Max-Joseph-Platz didn't last long. Opened in 1818, it burned to the ground in 1823 before it was completely finished. By 1825 it was rebuilt with its eight-column portico, and went on to premiere Richard Wagner's world-famous Tristan und Isolde (1865), Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868), Rheingold (1869), and Walküre (1870). Allied bombs destroyed much of the interior in 1943, and its facade and elements of its interior were rebuilt as it was prewar. It finally reopened in 1963. Today, it is one of Europe's largest opera houses and contains some of the world's most advanced stage technologies. As the principal home to the Bavarian State Opera, it is considered one of the world's outstanding opera houses. Family opera is also available for children under 16 with an accompanying adult. The Munich Opera Festival takes place each July, including performances, free open-air Opera for All events, and live streaming opera online with Staatsoper TV.

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Max-Joseph-Pl. 2, Munich, Bavaria, 80539, Germany

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Published 01/13/2016


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