As the season commences, the recently founded September Festival shows that excellence and openness do not have to be opposites. Highest artistic quality should be accessible to and experienced by the entire breadth of the population. This vision is one of General Manager Serge Dorny’s most important goals. To open the September Festival, Jonas Kaufmann sings live in Ansbach with the Bayerisches Staatsorchester’s Opera for All concert. For a full ten days we will then celebrate the opening of the season with a diverse programme, filled with surprises. Operas by Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner and the ballet production Liaison with various choreographies will be enjoyed in the Prinzregententheater, the Nationaltheater and in the Cuvilliés Theatre. An Orchesterakademie chamber concert and a lieder recital with Christian Gerhaher complement the musical programme.