Leipzig & Western Saxony entertainment

Classical Music in Leipzig

Gewandhausorchester

Led by Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons, the Gewandhaus is one of Europe’s finest and oldest civic orchestras. With a history harkening back to 1743, it became an orchestra of European renown a century later under m…
Classical Music in Leipzig

Thomanerchor

Leipzig's famous boys’ choir performs Bach motets and cantatas at 6pm on Friday and 3pm on Saturday at the Thomaskirche, and sings during Sunday services at 9.30am. Special concerts take place throughout the year. P…
Opera in Leipzig

Oper Leipzig

Leipzig’s Opernhaus (opera house) has a 300-year-old pedigree, though the building only went up in the 1950s. The program is an eclectic mix of classics and contemporary works; the Gewandhausorchester provides the m…