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20.7.09

Interview with Nikolaus Bachler (Part 1)

Fresh from Playbill Arts, the first part of an awfully lengthy interview with Nikolaus Bachler, GMD of the Bavarian State Opera.




Nikolaus Bachler
photo by Christian Kaufmann
Nikolaus Bachler knows why he moved the Munich Opera administration's offices to the new building behind the opera house. When he started his new job as the Intendant, the general artistic and managing director of the Bavarian State Opera last year, he came in saying:

“People have to go new ways. Literally. For 30 years they were used to taking the elevator to the 5th floor of the old building… now everyone doesn’t know where to go. That was strategically done, and it’s very creative, in a way.”

I cast my eye around Bachler’s spacious corner office overlooking—through two floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows—the plaza in front of the former Royal Stables to the English Garden and reckon that he couldn’t have been too displeased with some of the side-effects from achieving this creative confusion...

Continued at Playbill Arts.





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