10 June – 19. June 2022 | Leipzig
In 2022, the Neue Bachgesellschaft (The New Bach Association), founded in 1900, will be the join host of a unique Leipzig Bach Festival: in line with the festival theme »BACH – We Are Family«, more than 50 Bach choirs, societies, festivals and associations from 6 continents will be travelling to Leipzig to celebrate the composer in his principal place of work. In doing so, they will be continuing a tradition of the extensive Bach family of musicians, who in the 17th and 18th centuries met once a year to play music together.
20. June – 14. July 2022 | Leipzig
Wagner 22 at Leipzig Opera
Richard Wagner was born in Leipzig in 1813. With the festive premiere of Twilight of the Gods in 2016, the Leipzig Opera had a complete Ring in its repertoire for the first time in over forty years. Since then Leipzig Opera premiered at least one Wagner opera each season. They now have all of this native son of Leipzig’s works in the house’s repertoire. It is the only house in the world that can make this comprehensive claim.
May 2023 | Leipzig
Mahler Festival Leipzig
In order to ensure sufficient planning reliability for the international audiences, guest orchestras, conductors, choruses and soloists, and for the Gewandhaus itself as host, it was necessary to postpone the Festival until 2023.
All year 2025 | Chemnitz
C the unseen – Chemnitz European Capital of Culture 2025
Chemnitz will be the European Capital of Culture 2025. With the motto “C the unseen”, Chemnitz2025 will focus on the unseen: on the unseen of the “silent middle of the society”. On the unseen city, the unseen European neighbours, the unseen places and biographies, the unseen talents in each individual.
Event highlights 2021