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MunichMeisterkonzert im Herkulessaal

Meisterkonzert im Herkulessaal
Beethoven, Dvořák
Residenz Solisten

MunichAnna Karenina

Anna Karenina
Rachmaninov: Anna Karenina
Christian Spuck; Bavarian State Ballet; Jörg Zielinski; Emma Ryott; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

MunichCosì fan tutte

Così fan tutte
Mozart: Così fan tutte
Constantin Trinks; Dieter Dorn; Bavarian State Opera; Jürgen Rose; Golda Schultz; Ruzan Mantashyan

MunichResidenz Serenade

Residenz Solisten

MunichLes Vêpres siciliennesNew production

Erwin Schrott (Procida), Sol Dance Company © Wilfried Hösl
Verdi: Les Vêpres siciliennes
Omer Meir Wellber; Antú Romero Nunes; Bavarian State Opera; Stefan Soltesz; Victoria Behr; George Petean; Bryan Hymel
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A commedia del Kosky staging in Munich

Tara Erraught (Carlotta), Brenda Rae (Aminta) and Pavol Breslik (Henry Morosus) © Wilfried Hösl
Barrie Kosky’s clever direction enlivens a Strauss rarity at the Bayerische Staatsoper but the minimalist stage setting sinks HMS Schweigsame Frau.
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A searing Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Munich

Anja Kampe (Katerina) and Anatoli Kotscherga (Boris) © Wilfried Hösl
Harry Kupfer's vivid and enlightening production came alive by soprano Anja Kampe's courageous performance and by conductor Oksana Lyniv's briliant direction.
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Testé, Spyres and Pudova stand out in Hoffmann

Olga Pudova (Olympia) © Wilfried Hösl
Offenbach's vivid setting of E.T.A. Hoffmann's fantastic tales gets an enjoyable outing, with Spyres, Testé and Pudova the undoubted stars of the show.
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Top voices, high drama in Andrea Chénier

Anja Harteros (Maddalena di Coigny) and Jonas Kaufmann (Andrea Chénier) © Wilfried Hösl
With superb singing from Harteros, Salsi and Kaufmann, this production makes a strong case for Andrea Chénier’s continued presence in the repertoire.
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Stunning revival of Jenůfa in Munich

Hanna Schwarz (Buryjovka) and Karita Mattila (Kostelnička) © Wilfried Hösl (March 2017)
Munich revived a thoughtful modern production of Janáček's Jenůfa, with fine orchestral direction and strong singing doing full justice to the rich score.
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Pleasure in pain: Munich's new season

Bayerische Staatsoper Nationaltheater © Felix Loechner
New productions, including a stellar Parsifal starring Kaufmann and Gerhaher, mix with the standard rich repertory pickings in the Bavarian capital
March 2018
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