Thursday, January 28, 2010
Munich’s Nationaltheater, which we passed many times while we were in Munich. The Nationaltheater is home of The Bavarian State Opera.
The Nationaltheater was destroyed in October 1943 and was not to reopen for more than twenty years. The first post-war performance in the Nationaltheater was held on November 22, 1963.
“Tristan Und Isolde”, “Die Meistersinger”, “Das Rheingold”, “Die Walkure”, “Konigskinder”, “Il Segreto Di Susanna”, “Die Vogel”, “Der Mond”, “Capriccio” and “Lear” are among the renowned operas that have received their world premieres at the Nationaltheater.
Such eminent figures as Hans Von Bulow, Hermann Levi, Richard Strauss, Felix Mottl, Bruno Walter, Hans Knappertsbusch, Clemens Krauss, Georg Solti, Rudolf Kempe, Ferenc Fricsay, Joseph Keilberth, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Zubin Mehta have served as Music Director.