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Guide to Munich

München-Panorama © David Kostner
München-Panorama
© David Kostner
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MunichArabella

Arabella
Strauss R.: Arabella
Constantin Trinks; Andreas Dresen; Bavarian State Opera; Mathias Fischer-Dieskau; Sabine Greunig; Anja Harteros; Hanna-Elisabeth Müller

MunichFidelio

Fidelio
Beethoven: Fidelio
Kirill Petrenko; Calixto Bieito; Bavarian State Opera; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krügler; Jonas Kaufmann; Tareq Nazmi

MunichResidenz Serenade

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

MunichDie Kameliendame

Edvin Revazov (Armand) and Anna Laudere (Marguerite) in The Lady of the Camellias © Wilfried Hösl
Chopin: La Dame aux camélias
John Neumeier; Bavarian State Ballet; Michael Schmidtsdorff; Jürgen Rose; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

MunichMaster concerts Max-Joseph hall

Master concerts Max-Joseph hall
Rossini, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Mozart
Munich Residenz Solisten; Andreas Skouras
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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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Petrenko and a luxury cast grace Il trittico in Munich

Ermonela Jaho (Suor Angelica) © Wilfired Hösl
Petrenko's Puccini is bracingly alert, filled with colour and has a romantic sweep that is utterly transporting.
*****
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