The Nationaltheater is a theater in Munich. The theater was commissioned by Massimiliano I and the project was entrusted to architect Karl von Fischer, who finished it in 1818. The building was destroyed by a fire in 1823 and was rebuilt for the opening of January 23, 1825, by Leo von Klenze. In that particular situation, to re-establish the theater was allowed an exceptional tax on all beer produced in Munich. The building was built in neoclassical style, inspired by the architecture of the Greek temples. The interior of the theater also respects the ranks of Greek classicism. The auditorium has a circular shape and is decorated in purple, ivory, gold and blue. It is surrounded by five rows of orders, centered on the real stage. The theater soon became famous for the performances of Richard Wagner's works. Here, in fact, were the first of Tristan and Isotta, June 10, 1865, of Nuremberg's singing masters (Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, June 21, 1868), The Golden Rhine (Das Rheingold, September 22, 1869) de La Valchiria (Die Walkure, June 26, 1870) and Die Feen (June 29, 1888). During the last part of the nineteenth century, Richard Strauss gave a glitter to the theater with the representations of his works. In 1887 the first ever Aus Italien of Strauss took place and on October 1, 1894 he was appointed National and Theaters' orchestra and artistic director. The building was almost completely destroyed during an air bombardment on the night of October 3, 1943. It was rebuilt on a project by Gerhard Moritz Graubner, who followed the original drawings of von Fischer, except for an interior measure of the theater, which gave rise to to a room that was non-existent in the old project. The theater was reopened on November 22, 1963, with the performance of the Nominating Masters in Nuremberg. Today, the theater is home to the Bavarian State Opera (Bayerische Staatsoper), the Bavarian State Orchestra (Bayerische Staatsorchester), the Bavarian State Ballet (Bayerische Staatsballet) and the opera Münchner Opernfestspiele, which takes place every year in July.