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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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Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel
Michail Jurowski; Barrie Kosky; Bavarian State Opera; Rebecca Ringst; Klaus Bruns; Evgeny Nikitin; Ausrine Stundyte
Michele Mariotti; David Alden; Bavarian State Opera; Paul Steinberg; Buki Shiff; Joyce DiDonato; Alex Esposito
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
Leonid Lavrovsky; Bavarian State Ballet; Robertas Servenikas; Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Yuri Grigorovich; Bavarian State Ballet; Karen Durgaryan; Bayerisches Staatsorchester
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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.