The St. Gallen theatre, a construction of a group of architects to Claude Paillard, was inaugurated in 1968. Fifty years later, the Voters of the Canton of St. Gallen in March 2018 have agreed to a credit of 48.6 million Swiss francs for the renovation and expansion of the theatre. During the renovation period the theatre from the city Park draws on the Lower Brühl in front of the Tonhalle concert hall in a temporary venue.

“The Start of the next season is also the beginning of a long goodbye”, said Werner Signer, Executive Director on the Thursday before the media. He promised for the season 2019/2020 “theatre total”: “We are a house, not for a few but for many.”

In the category music-theatre six premieres are on the program. The Opera program has collected under the headings of “hope, disappointment, and truth” compositions from four centuries: from Georg Friedrich Handel’s “Giulio Cesare in Egitto” to the Swiss premiere of George Benjamin’s Opera “Lessons in Love” and ” Violence”. “It is the first new production of this work at all,” said the Opera Director Peter Heilker.

Two years after the “Matterhorn” is there a more Musical-world premiere: “desert flower”, after the homonymous autobiography of Somalian supermodel Waris Dirie, celebrates on may 20. February 2020 Premiere.

The dance section is dedicated to the management change. “New team, new Look, new Repertoire,” promised Kinsun Chan, the new head of the St. Gallen dance company. In the new Ensemble dancers from ten Nations are represented.

In the case of his own pieces, “Rain” and “Coal, Ashes and Light” is Chan be, both for the choreography as well as the equipment responsible.

theatre Director Jonas servant also wants to open in the coming season with its productions of thought rooms. “We do not work on world peace and we can’t do anything directly against climate change,” said Knecht. Many of the topics with which the author selected employees, authors, would, however, be “oppressive topicality”.

“The attacks of next week,” Thomas doctor discussed about what can be from the fear of a society. The commissioned work “The host of strangers” are people who once came as guest workers or refugees in Switzerland, a voice.

Before the Theater St. Gallen is now under construction and for two years, closes, leaves the drama at the end of may 2020 “Letschti Rundi” figures from the last 50 years: Vreneli meets in the catacombs randomly on Peer Gynt, or Maria Stuart dreams with Chekhov’s sisters in the ladies ‘ room of a better life.

In the second season of the Symphony orchestra with its chief conductor Modestas Pitrenas. One of the highlights of the season, the a guest in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, one of the most famous concert halls of the present. A second guest game celebrates the orchestra at the Kongresshaus in Biel.

Stylistically, the range of film music from Hollywood to the great sacred scenes in all of Opera literature in the concert of the 15. The St. Gallen Festival. The festival in the summer of 2020, the Opera “Stiffelio” by Giuseppe Verdi in the courtyard. With living in the uncertainty, the dance piece “Against the current”, that will celebrate in the Cathedral of St. Gallen and its world premiere.