The Oxford Society Munich Opera Event

An exclusive concert by the young and rising stars of the Opernstudio, 3 tours behind the scenes, and 80 Oxonians and Friends of the LSE.

On Tuesday, 26 April 2016, the Oxford Society Munich invited Oxonians, LSE alumni, as well as friends and family to an exclusive evening behind the scenes of the Bavarian State Opera (Bayrische Staatsoper).

A crowd of 80 guests made the event a most enjoyable success. Three different tours took the culturally curious opera fans not only behind the curtains but beyond and even below the stage, where orchestra and prompter do their magic during the performance. One tour also took the guests to the impressive costume workshop, where they could hear all kinds of insider stories from that part of the Opera House.

After the tours and some refreshing drinks, the wonderful voices of the young artists of the Opera Studio took us on a vocal journey from Vienna (Strauß’ Fledermaus) to Sevilla (Bizet’s Carmen) via Paris (Puccini’s La Boheme) and others. The Opera Studio is a program that promotes highly talented young artists and prepares them for an international career. And talented they were indeed.

As ever, when the party ends, the merry crowd needs not to leave. Snacks and drinks were provided to round off the evening by cheerful mingling of Oxonians, Friends of the LSE, and other acquaintances and friends. We are most grateful to Barbara Jagersberger and Nils Pfeiffer for organising this perfectly run event and of course to the Bavarian State Opera for having us.

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