Staatstheater Nürnberg90443 Nürnberg
It is an outstanding feature of cultural life in the city and the metropolitan region. The Opera House, the Art Nouveau pearl on the Old Town ring road, is among the most beautiful theater buildings in Germany and along with the Playhouse, with its clear glass facade and three modern stages, represents the cultural beacon at Richard-Wagner square.
The State Theater presents many new works, premieres and first performances in all the disciplines, but also a number of great classics and rarities, staged by internationally active directors and high-caliber ensembles. A further distinction was bestowed upon the theater recently when the orchestra was appointed the Nuremberg State Philharmonic Orchestra; it regularly performs in its own concert series in the Meistersinger Hall.
The State Theater also organizes the International Gluck Operas Festival!
Nuremberg’s theatre tradition, which reached its first peak with Hans Sachs in the 16th Century, goes back to the time of the Middle Ages. In 1833, a theatre in the Lorenzer Platz opened, seating 1000.
Since 2008/2009 season, Spanish dancer and choreographer Goyo Montero, who had been the first senior solo dancer at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, arrived as the new ballet director at the Staatstheater Nürnberg. With him a new and exciting era began for ballet in Nuremberg, as well as for the audience, who like the press have welcomed his work with great enthusiasm.
On 1st September 1905, the newly-built Nuremberg Opera House opened its doors to the public with Richard Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”. The theatre quickly became a focal point of Nuremberg’s social and cultural scene. The impressive building, designed by the famous Berlin architect Heinrich Seeling, is situated close to the medieval city walls, which encircle…
The main residence of Nuremberg’s Philharmonic State Orchestra, which is not to be confused with Nuremberg’s Symphony orchestra, is the State Opera House in Nuremberg. The musicians perform in the orchestra pit, often unseen by the audience, for operas, operetta and musical performances. Each musical season has a repertoire of approx twenty different musical works. The…