The National Theater is located in Max-Joseph-Platz, the large square named after King Maximilian Joseph, in the city of Munich in Germany. A historic opera house, the theater is home of the Bavarian State Ballet and the Bavarian State Opera. The building of the first theater commenced operations in 1818 with a performance of Die Weihe by Ferdinand Fränzl. But it was destroyed by a fire in 1825. A second theater was built and expanded in 1930 but it was destroyed in World War II bombing in 1943. Thereafter, a third building was constructed and completed in 1963 which continues till the present day to the delight of history enthusiasts, ballet and opera lovers. The National Theater has been built in Greek Revival architectural style and has been a host to world premieres of several ballet and operas, including many by legendary German composers. These include Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss.