Baden-Baden Festival Theatre
Baden-Baden Festival Theatre's reputation is founded on grand opera productions, international guest performers, light-flooded foyers and an outstanding restaurant. It is Germany's largest opera house and concert hall, and although it only opened in 1998, the entrance hall is around 100 years older. This exquisite, neo-Renaissance part of the building was once Baden-Baden's railway station.
Bavarian State Opera, Munich
In 1818 Munich finally gained an 'opera house for all' in the form of the Royal and National Theatre at Max-Joseph-Platz. By 1825, however, Klenze's neo-classical structure had to be rebuilt because of a fire, this time with a pillared portico. Since 1875 it has been the venue for the Munich Opera Festival. The National Theatre is home to Bavaria's state orchestra, state opera and state ballet. At 2,500 square metres, this is the third-largest opera stage in the world.