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our preview of Bayerische Staatsoper’s 2016-17 season
Munich is one of the top European destinations for opera tourists. It’s not difficult to see why. The Staatsoper's season is built around six new opera productions at the Nationaltheater, ranging from Rossini to Schreker.
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Strauss R.: Ariadne auf Naxos
Oksana Lyniv; Robert Carsen; Bavarian State Opera; Peter Pabst; Falk Bauer; Karita Mattila; Jane Archibald
Various: The Little Prince
Maged Mohamed; Bavarian State Ballet
Bach, Vivaldi, Debussy, Beethoven
Maximilian Randlinger; Andreas Skouras
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Harem)
Constantin Trinks; Martin Duncan; Bavarian State Opera; Ultz; Lisette Oropesa; Sofia Fomina; Daniel Behle
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The Rossini masterpiece is brought to life by an inspired conductor and four first-class singers in a new, modern production by David Alden.
Robert Dean Smith replacing an ailing tenor as Lohengrin was merely adequate but the rest of the cast and the superb orchestra made the modern production of Lohengrin in Munich memorable.
After Martinů's Memorial to Lidice Mariss Jansons and the BRSO left the listener speechless with Shostakovich's Seventh.
Despite the starriest of casts the première of Miroslav Srnka's double opera South Pole falls behind the expectations created by the media hype, but is celebrated by the audience.