Festive concert at the Cuvilliés Theater

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January 1970

Program and cast

February 10
Rossini: "The Thieving Magpie" Overture
Dvorak: Symphony "From the New World"
Beethoven: Symphony No.1 C Major
Residence Soloists

March 31
Mozart: Ouverture from "Don Giovanni"
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Mozart: "Prague" Symphony
Bizet: Carmen Suite

April 21
Rossini: Ouverture from "The Thieving Magpie"
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major "Pastoral"
Vivaldi: Flute Concerto No. 3 D Major "Distelfnk"
Haydn: London Symphony No. 104 D Major
M. Kofler - Flute & Residence Soloists

05 May
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 E flat major "Eroica"
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 F minor
Verdi: Ouverture "The Power of Destiny"
Andreas Skouras - Piano & Residence Soloists

May 12 
Vivaldi: "The four seasons", complete
Mozart: "A Little Night Music" G Major KV 525
Rossini: "Aria des Figaro", string serenade C major
Paolo Tagliamento - Violin & Residence Soloists

June 10
 Mozart: Symphony No. 38 D Major "Prague
Vivaldi: Flute Concerto No. 3 D Major "Distelfnk"
Mercadante: Flute Concerto No. 2
Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream Suite
Michael Kofler - Flute & Residence Soloists

September 14
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 E flat major "Eroica"
Mozart: Flute Concerto D Major KV 314
Verdi: Ouverture "Nabucco"
Michael Kofler - Flute & Residence Soloists

October 03
Vivaldi: Flute Concerto
Pergolesi: Flute Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 A Major
J.Strauß: "Bat"-Ouverture
Michael Kofler - Flute & Residence Soloists

November 22
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December 13
C.Ph.E. Bach : Flute concerto d minor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 F Major
Corelli: Christmas Concert
Tchaikovsky: "Christmas Suite" from "Nutcracker"
Michael Kofler - Flute & Residence Soloists

December 19
Mozart: Concerto for flute and harp C major KV 299
Händel: Concerto for harp B flat major
Corelli: Christmas concert g minor
Smetana: "The Vltava"
Tchaikovsky: Suite from "Nutcracker" and "Swan Lake"
J. Schöllhorn - Flute, E. Jaulmes - Harp & Residence Soloists

December 21
Vivaldi: Concerto for harp d minor
Hertel: Concerto for harp F major
Corelli: Christmas concert g minor
Tchaikovsky: "Christmas Suite"
E. Jaulmes - Harp & Residence Soloists

December 25
J.S. Bach: 5th Brandenburg Concerto in D Major
Mozart: Harpsichord Concerto D Major KV 107
J.S. Bach: Ouverture in B minor
Corelli: Christmas concert g minor
M. Kofler - Flute, A. Skouras - Piano & Residence Soloists

December 26
J.S. Bach: Piano Concerto in D minor
J.S. Bach: Double Concerto for Oboe and Violin
Corelli: Christmas concert g minor
Mozart: Piano Concerto G major No.17 KV 453
A. Skouras - Piano, G. De Angeli - Oboe & Residence Soloists

31.December 16:30 + 20:00
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January 04
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January 05
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In the 18th Century, Munich received its second opera house with the Cuvilliés-Theater, originally called the “Residenztheater”. The Elector of Bavaria, Max III Joseph, gave the commission to the Court Architect Francois Cuvilliés the Elder and, just three years later, on the 12th of October 1753, the splendid German Roccoco theater was opened with Ferrandini’s opera seria Catone in Utica. With its rotating stage and adjustable stalls, which could be set horizontally on festive occasions, the “New Opera House” was a significant technical accomplishment. 

Originally, the “New Opera House at the Royal Residence” was only for courtly use; however, when the opera house at Salavtorplatz was forced to close, the Elector of Bavaria decided in 1797 to establish the Cuvilliés-Theater as a Royal and National Theatre, making German opera and theatre accessible to the people. 

In 1823, the Cuvilliés-Theater was renovated as a result of damages caused by the fire which burnt down the Nationaltheater in 1817. King Ludwig I decided to shut down the theatre completely in 1831, and from 1834 onwards it was used as a warehouse for the Nationaltheater’s stage sets. As a result of Director Franz von Dingelstedt’s insistence, the theatre was finally reopened in 1857. 

More recently, the theatre shut again at the beginning of 1944. In order to keep it safe from bomb attacks during the Second World War, the entire interior was removed and housed in two different locations outside the city. On the 18th March, the external walls of the bare building were destroyed during an air raid. After the war, the new Residenztheater was built on its foundations. The former Cuvilliés-Theater, which had never possessed a facade, was reconstructed in 1957/58 on the Apotheke Floor of the Residenztheater in its original Roccoco style, based on designs taken from the archives of Ecole Bavaroise de l´Architecture. 

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