The Cuvilliés Theatre or Old Residence
Theatre (Altes Residenztheater) is the former court theatre of the Residenz in Munich
, southern Germany
The court theatre was opened for the public already in 1795 under Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria
. Many operas were staged here by the Bavarian State Opera, including the premieres of Mozart's Idomeneo in 1781 and Carl Maria von Weber's Abu Hassan in 1811. The Cuvilliés Theatre has been also a stage for plays. In 1831 Ferdinand Raimund gave a guest performance. Ernst von Possart staged several Mozart operas in original version during the 1890s. On 14 June 2008, the theatre re-opened with the premiere performance of a new production of Mozart's Idomeneo, staged by Dieter Dorn, conducted by Kent Nagano.