Italy’s northernmost city lives up to its reputation at the latest when the first warming rays of sunshine herald the end of winter and the outdoor areas of the cafés and restaurants and beer gardens fill up to the last seat. But Munich is also "bella figura" for all art lovers. Pinakotheken, Haus der Kunst, Lenbachhaus, Museum Brandhorst, Deutsches Museum, Villa Stuck and so on... from art galleries to natural history, the choice is more than varied.

On the following pages we present the spring and summer program of the Bavarian State Opera. The beautiful Nationaltheater, the "living room of the people of Munich", is and remains a place of longings and dreams. Whether you want to be surprised by Weinberg’s "Passenger" or a new "Tosca" away from the familiar, or whether it’s the stylish festival weeks when Munich dresses up a little more than usual - we look forward to welcoming you to the Bavarian capital with its rich (musical) history and special atmosphere.