Inviting the World to Wiesbaden

International May Festival

30 April - 31 May 2018

Singers, actors, directors, dancers, musicians and choreographers from all over the world will once again visit Wiesbaden from 30 April to 31 May 2018. Founded in 1896 as "Kaiserfestspiele" (Imperial Festival) by Georg von Hülsen, the International May Festival ranks as the second-largest theatre festival in Germany, after the Bayreuth Festival. The Festival closed for the duration of World War I and was re-established in its present form in 1950, with a strong focus on international exposure.

Advance Ticket Sales

The 2018 Festival operatic programme showcases no fewer than seven of the Wiesbaden State Theatre's own productions, each with a cast specially selected for the Festival.

Bookings for the following Opera Gala performances have already opened:
Mon 30 April 2018 19:30 Un Ballo in maschera
Tue 1 May 2018 19:30 Otello
Sat 5 May 2018 19:30 Un Ballo in maschera
Fri 18 May 2018 19:30 Un Ballo in maschera
Sat 19 May 2018 19:30 Der fliegende Holländer
Sun 20 May 2018 19:30 L'elisir d'amore
Mon 21 May 2018 17:00 Götterdämmerung
Tue 22 May 2018 19:30 Arabella
Sat 26 May 2018 19:30 L'elisir d'amore
Sun 27 May 2018 17:00 Tannhäuser
Tickets for all other productions will go on sale in February 2018, when the entire Festival programme (including ballet, drama, concerts and children's productions) is also unveiled.