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Season break

The Bavarian State Ballet is in its season break. The rehearsal building at the Platzl will stay closed until September 1, giving the ensemble members an opportunity to rest up and enjoy the sun.

We have also had to say goodbye to some dancers at the end of this season: Roberta Fernandes has left the company and will devote much of her time to her son Liam Rafael who was born in December 2013. Karen Azatyan will join John Neumeier’s Hamburg Ballet in autumn as First Soloist. Gregory Mislin has received a placement as choreologist with the Royal Ballet London.
Also to leave the company are Wlademir Faccioni, Gözde Özgür, Francesca dell'Aria, Giuliana Bottino, Maira Fontes, Maria Sascha Khan, Claudia Ortiz Arraiza (Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden), Alba Sempere (Zürich Ballett), Nikita Korotkov and Martin Milner.
Some Junior Company members will also be leaving the Bavarian State Ballet II: Florian Sollfrank, Devon Carbone and Sebastian Goffin will join companies in Helsinki, Stockholm and Oslo. Gabriele Radaelli will also take leave from the Junior Company an focus on new challenges in career terms.
After 45 years with the Bavarian State Ballet, ballet mistress and choreologist Cherie Trevaskis will go into retirement.
We wish everyone mentioned above all the best for the future.

Joining the corps de ballet in the new season will be Donna-Mae Burrows, Manoela Gonçalvez, Alexa Tuzil, Giorgia Sacher and Stefano Maggiolo. New additions to the Junior Company include Marta Cerioli, Annamaria Voltolini, Marten Baum and Flemming Puthenpurayil (trainees) and Isidora Markovic, Filippo Lusanna, Simon Jones and Carl Van Godtsenhoven (scholarship holders).

Der gelbe Klang / Spiral Pass / Konzert für Violine und Orchester will launch the 2014/15 season, the second to bear the motto Tanzland Deutschland.

Our Call Centre as well as our Ticketing facilities at the Marstallplatz 5 will stay closed for the entire month of August. Written orders will still be received and processed.

We wish you a pleasant summer and look forward to seeing you next season.

The Bavarian State Ballet

Season break – ticketing facilities' opening hours

Das Münchner Nationaltheater (Foto: Felix Löchner)
From August 1 to 31, our call centre as well as all ticketing facilities of the Bavarian State Theatres will stay closed. Written orders will still be received and processed

From September 1, tickets can again be purchased online, via phone or at the box office of the Bavarian State Opera, Marstallplatz 5.
The box office at Prinzregententheater will open on September 15.
As of the season 2014/15, the box office at Residenztheater will just be at your service before and dependent from performances as an evening box office.

Please send your written orders
via post to
Tageskasse der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Postfach 101404
80088 München

via fax to +49.(0)89.21 85 19 03
via email to

you are also very welcome to send your orders via the t-i-c-k-e-t button in our online schedule.

Programme for the 2014/15 season

The programme of the Bavarian State Ballet for the 2014/15 includes all dates and relevant information for the upcoming season

Ground-breaking choreographers of the past 100 years, all of whom profoundly influenced dance in Germany with their creations, will stand at the centre of attention in the following season. In addition, we will celebrate the 25th birthday of one of the biggest companies in 'Tanzland' Germany – our very own.

Der gelbe Klang, a triple bill inspired by Kandinsky's synaesthetic concept, will launch the season. Les Ballets Russes, also a triple-header, will feature Shéhérazade, Les Biches and Once Upon an Ever After. The Lady of the Camellias will also return to the repertory as of October.

A highlight among the classics thought lost but restored is Paquita, premiere scheduled for December, in a choreography by Alexei Ratmansky according to the version by Petipa. This reconstruction has kept an entire team of dramaturges, dance academics and music scholars busy for years. The premiere of José Limón’s The Exiles will also feature the revival of Forsythe's Artifact II and Kylián's Zugvögel which was created specifically for the Munich company.

For the opening of the Ballet Festival Week 2015, Richard Siegal, whose highspeed-choreography Unitxt from 2013 proved a blockbuster, will create a whole evening programme for the ensemble. Afterwards, we invite you to celebrate with us and all our artists during our TanzFest in the National Theatre. We also welcome Martin Schläpfer’s Ballett am Rhein to Munich during the Festival Week. Schläpfer’s company will give guest performances of 7, en evening set to Gustav Mahler's 7th Symphony.

July’s programme will include The Triadic Ballet / Le Sacre du printemps, the latter to be accompanied by the Munich Symphonic Orchestra. We also look forward to performances of Onegin, Romeo and JulietA Midsummernight's Dream, four Heinz-Bosl-matinées, in which the Junior Company will present its newest creations, and an exciting Campus-programme for children and adolescents.

Stage Dinner on September 16, 2014

Experience an artistic and culinary evening on the stage of the National Theatre, with Soloists from the Bavarian State Opera, the Bavarian State Ballet and the Bavarian State Orchestra.

The Stage Dinner will be held on behalf of the child and youth project CAMPUS. The entirety of the evening's proceeds will help support the many opportunities and projects for children, youths and young adults. The CAMPUS programme is dedicated to imparting knowledge and joy of dance, music and theatre as well as fostering young talent. Children from diverging sociocultural backgrounds are thus led to experience the exciting world of opera, ballet and the orchestra.

Stage Dinner
Tue 16.09.14, 7.00 pm
National Theatre

Reservations made on demand at the development-office or via our request form

Bavarian State Opera
Max-Joseph-Platz 2
80539 München
T. +49.(0)89.21 85 10 40
F. +49.(0)89.21 10 48 015