More Press Releases of the Leipzig Opera

Ivan Repušić, one of the most renowned conductors of his generation, has been appointed as the future General Music Director of Oper Leipzig and will take up his post from the 2025/26 season. >>>

Berlin-born conductor Michael Nündel is to become the new Music Director of the Musikalische Komödie, Oper Leipzig's venue specialising in musicals and operettas. >>>

Yura Yang will be the new First Kapellmeister of the Leipzig Opera and the Gewandhausorchestra next season. >>>

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The Oper Leipzig follows the tradition of 330 years of musical theatre in Leipzig: in 1693, the first opera house on the Brühl was opened as the third civic music theatre in Europe after Venice and Hamburg. Since 1840, the world-renowned Gewandhaus Orchestra has played for all performances of the opera and the Leipzig ballet. In addition to today's opera house on Augustusplatz, built in 1960, Oper Leipzig includes the Musikalische Komödie in the Lindenau district, a special venue for musicals and operettas. With around 700 employees, it is the city's largest in-house cultural institution and comprises five mainstays: the opera, the Musikalische Komödie, the Leipzig Ballet, the 360° outreach division and the theatre craft studios, which work for all of the city's theatres.

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