Staatstheater Mainz Announces 2023-24 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Staatstheater Mainz has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the operatic productions.


Bizet’s “Carmen” is the first new production of the season. Daniel Montané conducts the new production by Luise Kautz.

Premiere Date: Oct. 2, 2023

Samuel Hogarth conducts Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Die Piraten von Penzance” in a new production by K.D. Schmidt

Premiere Date: Nov. 25, 2023

Weinberg’s “Die Passagierin” will be conducted by Hermann Bäumer and directed by Nadja Loschky.

Premiere Date: Jan. 19, 2024

Leonard Evers’ “humanoid” will be conducted by Samuel Hogarth.

Premiere Date: Feb. 25, 2024

Udo Zimmermann’s “Die weiße Rose” will be conducted by Paul Johannes Kirschner and directed by Maximilian Eisenacher.

Premiere Date: March 13, 2024

Hermann Bäumer will conduct Verdi’s “Otello” and will be directed by Victoria Stevens.

Premiere Date: March 23, 2024

“Tschirp!” will get a new production.

Premiere Date: April 19, 2024

Kaija Saariaho’s “Emilie” will be conducted by Hermann Bäumer and directed by Immo Karaman.

Premiere Date: May 11, 2024

Hermann Bäumer conducts Peter Cornelius’ “Gunlöd” production.

Premiere Date: May 25, 2024

Daniel Montané conducts Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier” in a production by Georg Schmiedleitner.

Premiere Date: June 29, 2024

Opernnacht am Dom will be performed.

Performance Dates: July 6 & 7, 2024


Hermann Bäumer conducts  Humperdinck’s “Hänsel und Gretel.”

Performance Dates: TBA

Raum-Klang-Untersuchung’s “Klangjäger” will be performed by Johannes Gaudet.

Performance Dates: TBA

Puccini’s “Le Villi” and Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci” will be performed in a double bill. Daniel Montané conducts.

Performance Dates: TBA

Richard Ayres’ “Peter Pan” returns to the stage. Hermann Bäumer conducts.

Performance Dates: TBA

Richard Strauss’ “Salome” will be conducted by Hermann Bäumer.

Performance Dates: TBA

“Things have changed – Bob Dylan is not there” will conclude the opera season.

Performance Dates: TBA


Verena Tönjes stars in a program of music by Brahms with Karsten Storck conducting.

Performance Dates: June 7 & 8, 2024