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.
Event highlights 2021