Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz

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Gärtnerplatztheater in Munich

Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz (State Theatre at Gärtnerplatz), commonly also called Gärtnerplatztheater, is an opera house and opera company in Munich. (The "Gärtnerplatz" is an urban square in the borough Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt.) Designed by the architect Michael Reiffenstuel, it opened on 5 November 1865 as the city's second opera house after the National Theatre.

At times exclusively concerned with operetta, in recent years there are also productions of opera, musicals and ballet. The scope of its activities is similar to that of the Komische Oper in Berlin or the English National Opera in London.

One of the most active theatres in Germany, its season lasts from September to July and comprises more than 200 performances. The current intendant is Josef E. Köpplinger. The chief conductor is Marco Comin, and the director of dance is Karl Alfred Schreiner.

The theatre will stay closed until 2016 due to renovation.

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