Bayerische Staatsoper Shuts Down Due to COVID-19 Epidemiological Emergency

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Wilfried Hösl)

The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced the cancelation of all performances from Nov. 24 until Dec. 15, 2021.

“Due to an announcement made by the Bavarian State Government on November 19, 2021 regarding the tightening of the Corona measures, we are forced to cancel all tickets purchased for events at the Bayerische Staatsoper from November 24 until December 15, 2021 inclusive. We very much regret this development, over which we had no control. Ticket purchasers do not need to do anything further: the tickets will be automatically cancelled and refunded. Tickets for events up to November 23, 2021 remain valid, subject to the 2G rule (vaccinated or recovered),” said the opera house in an official statement.

The Bayerische Staatsoper also announced that according to the new regulations, maximum number of visitors at the Nationaltheater will be 525, which is significantly lower than the maximum seating capacity.

“The team at the Bayerische Staatsoper is working flat out to make it possible for you to attend a performance again as quickly as possible within the framework of the legal possibilities – then under 2G+ regulations (vaccinated or recovered, incl. negative antigen test),” concluded the opera house.

Germany is currently undergoing a new wave of COVID-19 which is straining its hospitals and ICUs. Bayerische Staatsoper is the second German opera house to close after the Semperoper Dresden.