BADISCHES STAATSTHEATER KARLSRUHE
STAATSTHEATER KARLSRUHE –
One of the biggest multi-section theatres of the world
Mentioned as early as the 18th century as the ducal court theatre, the STAATSTHEATER KARLSRUHE encompasses both OPERA and CONCERT REPERTOIRE with the BADISCHE STAATSKAPELLE, one of the oldest orchestras in the world, as well as ballet performances from the STAATSBALLETT, straight theatre SCHAUSPIEL, and the JUNGE STAATSTHEATER (youth theatre programme). Its reputation draws visitors from both sides of the Rhine, from the Southern Palatinate and from France. The annual HANDEL FESTIVAL, held every spring, and Baden Wuerttemberg’s only grand-scale OPERA BALL, always held in May, both have nationwide appeal. With the JUNGE STAATSTHEATER and the VOLKSTHEATER season, the opera house has managed to reach new audiences. Every two years the STAATSTHEATER KARLSRUHE is used as one of the venues for the EUROPÄISCHE KULTURTAGE (European Culture Days) festival. From 2013, PREMIÈRES, a festival for young European directors will also take place here in an annual rotation system partnered with Strasbourg. Recently, the STAATSTHEATER has been awarded the title of best opera house and best concert programme in Germany.
It has already been chosen as a "Selected Location" twice in the context of the "Germany - Land of Ideas" initiative. Once for the children's opera Robin Hood which explained the issue of sustainability to the audience in all its diversity and once for TheaBiB. The FOYER is open for students, and provides them with a learning space.
As one of the ten most remarkable productions of the last twelve months, Stoplersteine Staatstheater (Tripping Stones State Theatre) is invited to the 2016 Berlin Theatertreffen (theatre festival).
The STAATSTHEATER is reaching out internationally. The STAATSBALLET has been on tour to Switzerland and Thailand. The STAATSOPER has been invited to Daegu, Korea, several times. The SCHAUSPIEL has coproduced creations of binational new plays with Temeswar in Romania, Tel Aviv in Israel and Bangkok in Thailand.
Its main building, opened in 1975, will undergo a mayor renovation and extension starting in 2019. After a competition the Viennese architects Delugan & Meissl won the task to updated the building to 21st century needs.
Current productions with english supertitles:
MY FAIR LADY
Musical in zwei Akten von Frederick Loewe
I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI
Lyrische Tragödie in vier Teilen von Vincenzo Bellini
Vorabend des Bühnenfestspiels „Der Ring Des Nibelungen“ von Richard Wagner
Komische Oper in zwei Akten von Gaetano Donizetti
In vier Akten von Giuseppe Verdi
Erster Tag des Bühnenfestspiels
von Avner Dorman. URAUFFÜHRUNG / AUFTRAGSWERK
Musikalisches Drama in drei Akten von Georg Friedrich Händel
Dramma per Musica in drei Akten von Georg Friedrich Händel
in vier Akten von Francesco Cilea
Zweiter Tag des Bühnenfestspiels
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
Opera seria in zwei Akten