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Bavarian State Opera Season 10-11

With over 350 years on its back, the Bavarian State Opera is one of the leading opera houses in the world and since Nikolaus Bachler took over the general management of the opera in 2009, one of our biggest clients. Situated on the Max Joseph Platz, next to high-street shops and a skip away from the Marienplatz, the opera is one of Munich’s main attractions. Its imposing architecture houses the Opera, the Bavarian State Ballet, and the Bavarian State Orchestra. Since 2013 Mr. Kirill Petrenko has held the tune as General Music Director of the Bayerische Staatsoper, while the Russian Mr. Igor Zelensky joined as Ballet Director for the 2016-2017 season.
Mirko’s personal inspiration in taking on the task of corporate design for such a large cultural institution were the works of Pierre Mendell.
„Mendell was my greatest idol in terms of poster design and pure graphics. He was always able to tell entire stories with only a few elements.“
The Posters for the Bavarian State Opera have always been collectors items by opera and design devotees alike. Each season a new subject marks the overall theme of our design work. In close collaboration with the opera, content and visuals are shaped by tailor-made contributions from international artists, photographers, and illustrators. With the coming of each new opera season, a poster campaign rolls out, along with the matching program book and a new issue of the opera’s magazine Max Joseph. And when its time for Munich’s opera festival installations crop up throughout the city and even on and around the opera house itself.

Season Guide

Season Guide

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2010

Posters

Opera

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A white flag was the symbol of the new season’s kick-off – spread throughout the city. It served as a peace message to the public. For the premiere posters we asked different artists to create fitting images. The different styles were unified by printing them all on a golden background.

Orchestra

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Photography: Jeremy Geddes

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2010

Ballet

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These posters play with the illusion of a freely floating paper and give the impression of a poster inside a poster.

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Season Flags

Season Flags

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2010

Program Books

Rusalka

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Fidelio

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Capuleti

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StFrancios

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Mitridate

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L'Enfant

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Max Joseph Magazine

No. 1

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210 x 280 mm

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2010

Max Joseph is the magazine of the Bavarian State Opera. It aims to analyze new productions in terms of historic and current political or social topics. It’s pages initiate discussion and create connections between the opera repertoire and the visitor’s experience. In close collaboration with the opera we choose photographers, visual artists, illustrators and also contributed our own visuals. Each issue follows a topic that sharpens and highlights the season’s general theme from different perspectives, underlined by its unique design and production.

No. 2

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210 x 280 mm

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2010

Max Joseph is the magazine of the Bavarian State Opera. It aims to analyze new productions in terms of historic and current political or social topics. It’s pages initiate discussion and create connections between the opera repertoire and the visitor’s experience. In close collaboration with the opera we choose photographers, visual artists, illustrators and also contributed our own visuals. Each issue follows a topic that sharpens and highlights the season’s general theme from different perspectives, underlined by its unique design and production.

No. 3

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210 x 280 mm

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2011

Max Joseph is the magazine of the Bavarian State Opera. It aims to analyze new productions in terms of historic and current political or social topics. It’s pages initiate discussion and create connections between the opera repertoire and the visitor’s experience. In close collaboration with the opera we choose photographers, visual artists, illustrators and also contributed our own visuals. Each issue follows a topic that sharpens and highlights the season’s general theme from different perspectives, underlined by its unique design and production.

No. 4

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210 x 280 mm

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2011

Max Joseph is the magazine of the Bavarian State Opera. It aims to analyze new productions in terms of historic and current political or social topics. It’s pages initiate discussion and create connections between the opera repertoire and the visitor’s experience. In close collaboration with the opera we choose photographers, visual artists, illustrators and also contributed our own visuals. Each issue follows a topic that sharpens and highlights the season’s general theme from different perspectives, underlined by its unique design and production.

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Festival

Festival

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2011

Festival Brochure

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Video Festival

Video Festival

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2011

Pavillon 21

Pavillon 21

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2010

Contributors

Architecture: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Concept: Fons Hickmann M23 Berlin and Bureau Mirko Borsche

These posters and banners accompany the temporary Opera Festival ground built by Coop Himmelb(l)au and supported by MINI. The logo and guiding system is inspired by the architecture itself.

Pavillon 21 Catalogue

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2010

Contributors

Concept: Fons Hickmann M23 Berlin and Bureau Mirko Borsche

This embossed folder accompanies the temporary Opera Festival built by Coop Himmelb(l)au and supported by MINI. It contains three brochures full of information about the Festival.

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Pavillon 21 Trailer

Logo Animation

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2010

Pavillon 21 Typeface

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