Music theatre is spectacularly brought to life every year at the opera festival in Munich, the most traditional festival of its kind in the world. From 27 June to 31 July, the 2013 Munich Opera Festival at the Bavarian State Opera will focus on two composers celebrating an anniversary this year, Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi. Discounted tickets are available for families on family afternoons, and also for young people, who can purchase cheap tickets through the Junges Publikum programme.
The anniversaries of Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi are being celebrated throughout the year in Germany. For the 2013 Wagner Year, special concerts are taking place across the country from Leipzig to Bayreuth.