The Stuttgart Opera has found a new venue as it undergoes four years of renovation.
The company announced that the Württemberg State Theater opted to move performances to the city’s parcels sorting office while renovation took place.
According to Musik Heute, the company will use the next four years (2017-2021) to run cost analyses and develop concepts and plans of how the former parcels sorting office can be transformed into its interim performance venue. Once it is envisioned and planned, construction on the interim venue is scheduled to commence in 2021, with a forecasted completion date in 2023. After that work on the actual opera house is scheduled to begin in 2023.
It is also noted that a projected 160 operas and 80 ballet performances will be performed there with about 260,000 to 290,000 visitors per year. A total of 50 million Euros will be used for the Post office and a total of 400 million Euros will be used for the house’s renovation.
The company is currently performing “Medea,” “Tosca” and “Hansel and Gretel.”