Opera house of the year

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Opera House of the Year (German: Opernhaus des Jahres), is an award from the German monthly magazine Opernwelt. Each year since 1993, at the end of the season, a jury of 50 critics selects an opera house in Austria, Germany or German speaking Switzerland for the award.

Year Opera house
1993 Leipzig Opera[1]
1994 Staatsoper Stuttgart
1995 Oper Frankfurt
1996 Oper Frankfurt
1997 Hamburg State Opera
1998 Staatsoper Stuttgart
1999 Staatsoper Stuttgart
2000 Staatsoper Stuttgart
2001 Graz Opera
2002 Staatsoper Stuttgart
2003 Oper Frankfurt
2004 Die deutschen Stadttheater
(the German municipal theatres, collectively)
2005 Hamburg State Opera
2006 Staatsoper Stuttgart
2007 Oper Bremen and Komische Oper Berlin
2008 Aalto Theatre, Essen
2009 Theater Basel
2010 Theater Basel
2011 La Monnaie
2012 Cologne Opera
2013 Komische Oper Berlin[2]


  1. ^ "Ungedeckte Schecks für die Kunst" by Klaus Umbach, Der Spiegel, 52/1993, 27 December 1993 (German)
  2. ^ "Starke Teams oder: Was bleibt von 2012/13?" by Stephan Mösch, Albrecht Thiemann, Opernwelt Yearbook 2013, p. 96 (German)

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