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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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Srnka: South Pole
Kirill Petrenko; Hans Neuenfels; Bavarian State Opera; Katrin Connan; Andrea Schmidt-Futterer; John Daszak; Tara Erraught
Hérold: La Fille mal gardée
Sir Frederick Ashton; Bavarian State Ballet; Myron Romanul; Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
Marko Letonja; Calixto Bieito; Bavarian State Opera; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krügler; Dmitry Belosselskiy; Dmytro Popov
Strauss R.: Der Rosenkavalier
Kirill Petrenko; Otto Schenk; Bavarian State Opera; Jürgen Rose; Anne Schwanewilms; Hanna-Elisabeth Müller
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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.
Bavarian State Opera celebrate the opening of the 2015/16 season with Arrigo Boito's opera Mefistofele