Oper Leipzig

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Something new in the land of Bach

The Oper Leipzig has just announced the name of its new musical director. From the 2025-26 season, conductor Ivan Repušić will be the new Generalmusikdirektor at the helm of the Gewandhausorchester, as the opera house can boast of regularly having one of Europe’s greatest orchestras in its pit. Currently Principal Conductor of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester and […]

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New and unprecedented in Leipzig

New director Tobias Wolff opens the Leipzig Opera’s 2022/23 season with a rarity. The first performance of Albert Lortzing’s Undine on 29 October 2022 marks the beginning of the great Lortzing cycle, which will culminate in a festival in honour of the German composer in 2026. A former Kapellmeister (music director) of the Leipzig City […]

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Leipzig, more than ever Wagner’s city.

Oper Leipzig is already thinking ahead to 2022 by announcing the programme of an International Richard Wagner Festival to be held from 20 June to 14 July 2022. The 13 operas of the local and international celebrity will be performed by great artists such as Evelyn Herlitzius, Jennifer Holloway, Lise Lindstrom, Manuela Uhl, Markus Eiche, […]

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Lohengrin changes both director and format

The Leipzig Opera House, which was to perform a new production of Wagner’s Lohengrin by Katharina Wagner, has to adapt to health measures. On November 7, 2020, it will premiere the Wagner’s opera in a reduced format currently being edited by Prof. Schirmer (Intendant of the Oper Leipzig), Oper Leipzig’s head dramaturge, Dr. Christian Geltinger, […]