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.