Bavarian State Opera

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Munich, National Theatre
Munich, National Theatre

The Bayerische Staatsoper or Bavarian State Opera is an opera company in Munich and is one of the leading opera companies in Germany and the world and has existed since 1653. Its orchestra is the Bavarian State Orchestra.

While it performs in the Prinzregententheater (a house built in the early years of the 20th Century and which is not unlike the Bayreuth theatre built to Wagner’s specifications) and the Cuvilliés Theatre, (built in the 1730s and described by Beauvert as "a Rococo gem"), the Bavarian State Opera Company’s home base is the Nationaltheater Muenchen or National Theatre on Max-Joseph-Platz.

Since 1998 Zubin Mehta served as music director of the Bavarian State Opera and Bavarian State Orchestra. He was succeeded by Kent Nagano in 2006.

Sir Peter Jonas became Staatsintendant (General Director) in 1993. He is the first British Intendant of the Staatsoper and the first British Intendant of any major German speaking Opera House.

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