Picture credits: Kirsten Nijhof, https://www.oper-leipzig.de/en/programm/romeo-und-julia-ballett/215


Mendelsohn-Festtage 2022 (Mendelsohn festive days) 

October 31 until November 6

Concerts, chamber music, dialogues

Gewandhaus, Mendelssohn-Haus


The cooperation between the Gewandhaus and the Mendelssohn-Haus leads to this festival of concerts within the “Musikstadt Leipzig” (city of music).

„The concerts in the house where Mendelssohn lived and died are among the authentic experiences that Leipzig, the city of music, can offer. 2022 is a special year, commemorating the 175th anniversary of Mendelssohn’s death and celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Mendelssohn House in Leipzig. The festival will open on October 31, 2022, the day on which Kurt Masur opened the restored Mendelssohn House 25 years ago.“


Nachhall im Museum (Echo in the museum) 

November 2, 6.30pm

Music and art

Opera Leipzig


Cooperation with the “Museum der Bildenden Künste” (Museum of Fine Arts)

„On four Wednesday evenings, art and music come together in the distinctive atmosphere of the Museum der bildenden Künste (Museum of Fine Arts) Leipzig. Musicians from the Orchestra and Chorus of the Musikalische Komödie present varied programs, in different musical constellations, resulting in a unique sound experience. The audience is invited to experience this interplay of space, sound, and image with all their senses.“


Romeo and Juliet – ballet in four acts 

November 13, 7pm


Opera Leipzig


by Mirko Mahr after William Shakespeare

Music by Sergei Prokofiev

„Romeo and Juliet’s love story belongs to the world. The tale of these star-crossed young lovers never fails to touch and inspire audiences and artists alike. Here, Mirko Mahr, director of the ballet of the Musikalische Komödie, retells this mythic tale with younger audiences in mind. The expressive capabilities of dance are the perfect medium to interpret Shakespeare’s themes of love, hate, forgiveness, revenge, and friendship. Sergei Prokofiev’s music clearly expresses the psychological aspects of the various figures and the relationships between them.“


Adventskonzert (advent concert) 

November 27, 2.30pm




In this atmospheric choir concert, the MDR children’s choir looks far beyond the borders of Germany and illuminates the festive customs of other nations with Christmas compositions from all over the world.