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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Munich, Germany

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MunichTurandot

Turandot
Puccini: Turandot
Pinchas Steinberg; Carlus Padrissa; Bavarian State Opera; Roland Olbeter; Chu Uroz; Anna Pirozzi; Fabio Sartori

MunichMavra / IolantaNew production

Anna El-Khashem (Parascha) © Wilfried Hösl
Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky
Alevtina Ioffe; Axel Ranisch; Bavarian State Opera; Falko Herold; Anna El-Khashem; Freddie de Tommaso

MunichDer fliegende Holländer

Der fliegende Holländer
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Asher Fisch; Peter Konwitschny; Bavarian State Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Sir Bryn Terfel; Anja Kampe

MunichResidenz Serenade

Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven
Munich Residenz Solisten

MunichOn the Town

Bernstein: On the Town
Michael Brandstätter; Josef Ernst Köpplinger; Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz; Rainer Sinell; Alfred Mayerhofer; Ballett des Staatstheaters am Gärtnerplatz; Orchester des Staatstheaters am Gärtnerplatz

Munich5. Akademiekonzert

5. Akademiekonzert
Prokofiev, Sibelius
Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Jukka-Pekka Saraste; Truls Mørk
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Flying Dutchman: Haitink conducts soaring Beethoven in Munich

Bernard Haitink conducts the BRSO © Peter Meisel
Bernard Haitink celebrated an early 90th birthday conducting the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a searching, joyous account of Beethoven's “Choral” Symphony.
*****
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Ravel’s playful sound worlds with Alice Sara Ott

Alice Sara Ott © Esther Haase | Deutsche Grammophon
In which Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the Gothenburg Symphony seek out a contrast with the dark sound colours of Sibelius.
****1
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Clash of religions, ardent spirits: Bellini’s Norma in Munich

Carmen Giannattasio (Norma) © Wilfried Hösl
While Bellini’s two-act opera Norma underscores the religious wars between the ancient Druids and Romans, it also highlights an emotive personal conflict that is veiled in deceit and cultural discrepancy.
****1
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Still going strong in Munich: Neumeier’s The Lady of the Camellias

Edvin Revazov (Armand) and Anna Laudere (Marguerite) in The Lady of the Camellias © Wilfried Hösl
Widely thought a pinnacle of 20th century dance, John Neumeier’s “Die Kameliendame” ballet recently celebrated its 100th performance at the Bayerisches Staatsoper in Munich.
***11
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Michael Volle leaps in for Munich's Meistersinger

Markus Eiche (Beckmesser) © Wilfried Hösl (2016)
Michael Volle and Klaus Florian Vogt demonstrate that they are indeed master singers in Munich, despite adversity, in a revival of David Bösch's contemporary production.
****1
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Reality and fantasy in Orlando Paladino in Munich

David Portillo (Pasquale) and Elena Sancho Pereg (Eurilla) © Wilfried Hösl
Axel Ranisch's production makes heavy use of film to tell a comic story of a medieval knight in love.
****1
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