Guide to Opera, ballet and concerts in Munich

München-Panorama © David Kostner
München-Panorama
© David Kostner
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MunichIl tritticoNew Production

Puccini
Kirill Petrenko; Lotte de Beer; Bavarian State Opera; Bernhard Hammer; Jorine van Beek; Wolfgang Koch; Eva-Maria Westbroek

MunichAkademiekonzert 3

Mendelssohn, Strauss R., Dvořák
Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Lahav Shani; Giorgi Gvantseladze

MunichHänsel und Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Eun Sun Kim; Richard Jones; Bavarian State Opera; John Macfarlane; Sebastian Holecek; Elsa Benoit; Rachael Wilson

MunichAlice in Wonderland

Talbot: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Christopher Wheeldon; Bavarian State Ballet; Myron Romanul; Bob Crowley; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

MunichBerg, Schubert, Brahms

Berg, Schubert, Brahms
Bamberger Symphoniker; Jakub Hrůša; Christian Gerhaher
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A commedia del Kosky staging in Munich

Barrie Kosky’s clever direction enlivens a Strauss rarity at the Bayerische Staatsoper but the minimalist stage setting sinks HMS Schweigsame Frau.
***11
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A searing Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Munich

Harry Kupfer's vivid and enlightening production came alive by soprano Anja Kampe's courageous performance and by conductor Oksana Lyniv's briliant direction.
****1
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Testé, Spyres and Pudova stand out in Hoffmann

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.
***11
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Top voices, high drama in Andrea Chénier

With superb singing from Harteros, Salsi and Kaufmann, this production makes a strong case for Andrea Chénier’s continued presence in the repertoire.
****1
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Stunning revival of Jenůfa in Munich

Munich revived a thoughtful modern production of Janáček's Jenůfa, with fine orchestral direction and strong singing doing full justice to the rich score.
****1
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Pleasure in pain: Munich's new season

New productions, including a stellar Parsifal starring Kaufmann and Gerhaher, mix with the standard rich repertory pickings in the Bavarian capital
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