Still in the same year, three more of his operas were staged – "L'inganno felice", "Tancredi" and "Ciro in Babilonia" –, the ensemble presenting a total of 17 different Rossini operas up to the year 1824. As of 1821 the local ensemble of the National Theatre additionally performed works by Rossini in the German language.
The Music Department of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek holds a broad spectrum of source materials on these early performances in Munich. The success of Rossini's operas in Munich is not only documented in the form of scores, voices, libretti and theatre handouts immediately associated with the performances, but by a broad variety of other materials bearing witness. The musical sources are complemented by image material from the image archive of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and contemporary press reports about the performances. The exhibition features almost exclusively such sources which are connected with the first Italian guest performances that started in 1816.
Location of the cabinet presentation:
Hallway of the Music Department (1st floor)
Monday – Friday 9:00 – 17:00
Closed on bank holidays