Munich is considered one of the opera capitals of the world. But Germany hosts two more major opera festivals, the Salzburg and Bayroian. The difference is that the latter two are specialized — their repertoire is selected thematically or by genre. At the Munich Festival, the program is more diverse.
Both paid and free screenings are held as part of the festival. The main performances take place at the National Theatre of Bavaria. The artistic director of the festival is the director of the Bavarian State Opera. Every year about 80,000 visitors from Germany and other countries come to see performances at the National Theatre. Also some performances are broadcast on a huge screen that is set in front of the Bavarian Theatre. The square can hold about one-and-a-half tens of thousands of spectators at a time.
The program of the Munich Festival includes not only concerts and performances. Before many speeches, lectures are held, where they tell about the work to be seen by the audience. Throughout the month, journalists meet with visiting stars are organized.
The festival is famous for its diverse program. Throughout the month show both classical opera and new productions, present novelties of the past and present seasons. In addition, many soloists of the opera from different countries perform solo. Also, chamber and symphony orchestras regularly appear at the festival. As a result, viewers can choose a cultural program in an interesting direction. Often, world opera stars try to plan their schedule in order to get to the festival, because it is one of the most significant events in the opera arts throughout the year.