Bayerische Staatsoper Recordings, the new in-house label of the Bayerische Staatsoper, seeks to chronicle the excellence, diversity and tradition of one of the world’s most renowned opera houses.

The annals of the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester stretch back nearly 500 years, belonging to the illustrious handful of cultural institutions whose tradition spans European musical history almost entirely. In past decades, the opera house and orchestra have established themselves among the best in the world, in particular through their collaboration with conductors such as Wolfgang Sawallisch, Carlos Kleiber, Zubin Mehta and Kirill Petrenko. Against this backdrop, the opportunity has been seized to take current and older highlights from the large repertoire, catalogue them on an exclusive in-house label and make them available to a wider audience.

With the launch of Bayerische Staatsoper Recordings (BSOrec), from 2021, selected current opera productions and concerts as well as notable archive recordings will be released in audio and/or audio-visual format. Productions from the children’s and youth programme, as well as chamber music, which will give a platform to outstanding ensembles from the Bayerisches Staatsorchester, will also be included within the label’s manifold offering. The detailed background information and essays in the lavishly designed, high-quality hardcover booklets complete the technically sophisticated audiovisual experience. The label’s logo pays tribute to the historic Munich Nationaltheater. The characteristic double gable is rotated ninety degrees and becomes a futuristic symbol.