It is with the deepest sorrow that we bid farewell to our true friend and great singer Gerd Grochowski. After a very happy and fruitful rehearsal period, he took his final bow as Wotan at the opening night of "Die Walküre" on 15 January 2017. On 16 January, after experiencing severe chest pains, he called emergency services. Despite the physicians' best attempts, he passed away in Mainz at 15:09.
The Box Office will be open as follows during the Festive Season:
24 December: closed
25 December: Großes Haus 10:00 - 13:00 & 18:30 - 19:30 | Kleines Haus 18:30 - 19:30
26 December: Großes Haus 10:00 - 13:00 & 18:30 - 19:30 | Kleines Haus 15:00 - 16:00 & 17:00 - 18:00
Regular opening times resume on 27 December.
Box Office, Subscriptions & Groups Office on leave
The Box Office, as well as the Subscriptions & Groups Office will be closed during the annual summer holiday period. Please see below for the exact dates.
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Wagner's epic "Ring des Nibelungen" is coming to Wiesbaden, with three complete stagings of the cycle taking place during the course of the 2016/17. Don't miss this sure-fire season highlight, directed by the Wiesbaden State Theatre's Artistic Director, Uwe Eric Laufenberg
On 29 May, Wagner's "Ring an 1 Abend" brought the 2016 International May Festival to a brilliant close in the sold-out Großes Haus. No less than 22 000 visitors attended the 48 performances of this year's tradition-rich festival.
Patrick Lange will take office at the start of the 2017/2018 season. As former principle conductor of the Komische Oper Berlin and winner of the European Culture Award, Lange enjoys a considerable international career, with appearances at the Bavarian State Opera, London's Covent Garden and the Sydney Opera House.
The 2016 International May Festival officially kicked off last night with an opening ceremony led by Artistic Director Uwe Eric Laufenberg and Mayor Sven Gerich in the Foyer of the Großes Haus. Festivalgoers can look forward to a month of awe-inspiring theatre, with operatic greats such as Matti Salminen and José Cura set to grace the stage, and visiting productions from some of Germany’s most celebrated stages – including Hamburg’s Thalia Theater, the Berliner Ensemble and Vienna’s Burgtheater – heading for Wiesbaden. For dance fans, there are productions by the Batsheva Dance Company, Ballett am Rhein (with a new piece by Martin Schlepfer) and zero visibility corp. from Oslo, while the Youth Week towards the end of May offers a varied programme of international theatre catering specifically for children and young adults.
Bookings for the 2016/2017 theatre season have opened! As from today, tickets for the following events are available both online and from the Box Office: all performances taking place in the Großes Haus (except those in the “Ring” subscription series), the symphony concerts, as well as the premieres (opening nights) of the Drama and JUST divisions. “Ring” subscriptions for Wagner’s Ring Cycle are available at the Subscriptions Office. More information regarding the cycle, which will be directed by Uwe Eric Laufenberg, is available here
New season schedule released
The new 2016/2017 season schedule was presented by Intendant Uwe Eric Laufenberg in the Wiesbaden State Theatre's beautiful foyer today. "This season, six separate season booklets reflect the theatre's great diversity", he said. These freshly printed booklets - five for each of the theatre's divisions and a separate service booklet - contain an extensive programme with many highlights, including Wagner's vast Ring Cycle.