Prinzregententheater

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Prinzregententheater
Prinzregententheater, ca. 1910

The Prinzregententheater, or Prince Regent Theatre, is a theatre and opera house located at 12 Prinzregentenplatz in the Bavarian city of Munich, Germany.

Building and History[edit]

Initiated by Ernst von Possart, the theatre was built in the Prinzregentenstrasse as a festival hall for the operas of Richard Wagner near an area where a similar project of King Ludwig II had failed some decades before. Named after Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria the building was designed by Max Littmann and opened 21 August 1901 with a production of "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" by Richard Wagner. Like the Bayreuth theatre, the auditorium was designed to Wagner’s specifications, however an amphitheater has replaced the loges.[1]

After the destruction of the Nationaltheater during World War II, the Prinzregententheater housed the Bavarian State Opera from 1944 to 1963 even though it also suffered damage during the war which was not repaired until 1958. Since its renovation in 1988, the Prinzregententheater, with 1122 seats, has served also for the Bavarian Staatsschauspiel and now houses the Bavarian Theatre Academy founded by August Everding. Another theatre in the building, the Akademietheater or Academy Theatre, seats 300.[2]

Some famous world premieres[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Das Prinzregententheater". Prinzregententheater.de. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "München: Prinzregententheater". Andreas-Praefcke.de. 2008. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 

Coordinates: 48°08′20″N 11°36′20″E / 48.13889°N 11.60556°E / 48.13889; 11.60556