Forschungsinstitut für Musiktheater

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Thurnau Castle, lakeside view

The Forschungsinstitut für Musiktheater (FIMT) is a research institute for the study of opera and musical theatre. It is located in the Thurnau Castle, Thurnau, near Bayreuth, Bavaria.

FIMT is associated with the University of Bayreuth. The head of FIMT is also head of the Faculty for Theater Studies at the university, and the staff of FIMT teach Music Theater and related subjects at the university, including musicology, Theatre Studies, and Media Studies.

FIMT grants Bachelor of Arts degrees in "Musiktheaterwissenschaft", and Master of Arts and Ph.D. degrees in "Musik und Performance".


  • Musiktheater - Quo vadis?, edited by Anno Mungen and Anne-Henrike Wasmuth, Schliengen: Edition Argus, 2007.

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