2019 – 2021
Under the management team of Florian Lutz and Michael von zur Mühlen, Oper Halle formed one of the most experimental opera houses in Germany. Their participation in the first three-year season of NOperas! ended prematurely with Florian Lutz’s departure to the Staatstheater Kassel after the productions of “Chaosmos” and “Kitesh”.
2023 – 2024
The Staatstheater Darmstadt is a multi-genre theatre with music and dance theatre, drama and concerts. More than 500 employees work here in front of and behind the scenes to bring numerous productions – from plays and concerts to ballet and dance theatre to musicals, operas and operettas – to the various stages in the theatre and in the city every season. In addition, guided tours, introductions, discussion formats and workshops invite exchange and contact. The State of Hesse and the City of Darmstadt have been the sponsors of the State Theatre since 1972. Its new building, designed by the architect Rolf Prange, was one of the defining theatre buildings of the 1970s when it opened.
2019 – 2024
The Theater Bremen is a municipal theater with supra-regional importance. It comprises four sections: music theatre, drama, dance and children’s and youth theatre with the four venues Theater am Goetheplatz, Kleines Haus, Brauhaus and Brauhauskeller. Each season there are more than 30 premieres with 600 performances, but also concerts and parties. In the introductions to the plays, audience discussions after the performances and discussion series, direct dialogue with the audience is guaranteed.
2022 – 2024
Since its opening in 1959, the Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen, or “MiR” for short, has been considered one of the outstanding theatres of the post-war period. Since the 2008/09 season it has been under the direction of General Director Michael Schulz. The MiR stages up to 20 productions per season. Gelsenkirchen’s involvement with contemporary music and contemporary music theatre goes back to the 1970s to the “Studio for Experimental Music” led by Carla Henius. In addition to the classical repertoire of opera, operetta and musicals and its own productions with reference to the region, the MiR has also devoted itself in depth to forms of contemporary music theatre to this day. With Kötter/Seidl’s project “ingolf”, the MiR was already a partner theatre of the Experimental Music Theatre Fund in the 2016/17 season.
2019 – 2022
For more than a hundred years, the Wuppertal Opera has been looking back on an eventful history, both architecturally and artistically. “To make opera in the consciousness of the 21st century world – that is our claim”, says artistic director Berthold Schneider. For example, the “Sound of the City” festival organised by Wuppertal Opera brings together the city’s opera and music scenes. The ensemble’s high artistic level is confirmed by the annual NRW critics’ poll conducted by the Welt am Sonntag, among others, where Wuppertal Opera repeatedly received nominations in the categories “best production”, “best opera house”, “best singers and conductors”, and “best orchestra”. Since the 2017/18 season, the internationally sought-after conductor Julia Jones has been General Music Director of the Wuppertal Opera.