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

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MunichKlaus Maria Brandauer as Narrator

© Andreas Herzau
Beethoven, Stravinsky
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša; Klaus Maria Brandauer

MunichGiselle

© Wilfried Hösl
Adam: Giselle
Sir Peter Wright; Jean Coralli; Jules Perrot; Bavarian State Ballet; Valery Ovsyanikov; Robertas Šervenikas; Peter Farmer

MunichRatmansky / Dawson / Eyal

© Wilfried Hösl
Mussorgsky, Mozetich, Lichtik
Alexei Ratmansky; David Dawson; Sharon Eyal; Gai Behar; Bavarian State Ballet; Tom Seligman; Robertas Šervenikas; Eno Henze; Adeline André

MunichMatineen der Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung

Bayerische Staatsoper
New Work
Norbert Graf; Bavarian State Ballet

MunichCinderellaNew production

Cinderella
Prokofiev: Cinderella
Christopher Wheeldon; Bavarian State Ballet; Gavin Sutherland; Julian Crouch; Natasha Katz

MunichSchwanensee

© Wilfried Hösl
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Ray Barra; Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Bavarian State Ballet; Tom Seligman; John Macfarlane; Bayerisches Staatsorchester
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Petrenko compares and contrasts revolutionary symphonists in Munich

Kirill Petrenko conducting the Bayerisches Staatsorchester © Wilfried Hösl
What links the keys of C major and F minor, and the years 1800 and 1925? The first symphonies of Beethoven and Shostakovich respectively.
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Sparkling Poulenc and expansive Dvořák from the Munich Philharmonic

Christian Schmitt, Jakub Hrůša and the Munich Philharmonic © Münchner Philharmoniker

Jakub Hrůša with the Munich Philharmonic and Christian Schmitt extract maximum colour and effervescence from Poulenc’s Organ Concerto, whereas the conductor opts for lyrical spaciousness in Dvořák’s rarely-heard Fifth Symphony.

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Tcherniakov's new Freischütz a brilliant piece of theater in Munich

Pavel Černoch (Max), Golda Schultz (Agathe) and Kyle Ketelsen (Kaspar) © Wilfried Hösl
Dmitri Tcherniakov updates the "German Romantic Opera" into a modern-day thriller with interesting twists in a musically splendid performance in Munich.
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Janáček’s The Diary of One Who Disappeared staged in Munich

Pavol Breslik in The Diary of One Who Disappeared © Wilfried Hösl
Pavol Breslik had no difficulties in rendering the intricacies of Janáček’s vocal language, shaped by Moravian folk music and speech patterns.
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Gerhaher's Mahler the standout in Bavarian RSO stream

Christian Gerhaher © BR | Astrid Ackermann
The German baritone was as extraordinary as ever in a programme with Robin Ticciati and the BRSO in Munich.
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Ardent Desire: Zubin Mehta and Camilla Nylund in Munich

Camilla Nylund and Zubin Mehta © Wilfried Hösl
The catchy title of Ardent Desire signposted the Orchestra of Bavarian State Opera's latest Monday evening live streamed concert: two pieces of high Romanticism from Schubert and Strauss. 
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