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.
Current productions with english supertitles:
VERLOBUNG IM TRAUM
Oper von Hans Krása
Opéra-comique von Jacques Offenbach
Große Oper von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
von Giacomo Puccini
von Georg Friedrich Händel
Ein Bühnenweihfestspiel von Richard Wagner
IPHIGENIE AUF TAURIS
von Christoph Willibald Gluck
Lyrische Komödie von Giuseppe Verdi