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Ermonela Jaho (Suor Angelica) © Wilfired Hösl
Munich

Kirill Petrenko and a luxury cast grace Il trittico in Munich

By , 14 July 2018
*****
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Bo Skovhus (Šiškov) and Chorus © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

House arrested: Janáček's last opera in Munich

By , 26 May 2018
***11
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Peter Rose and Adrienne Pieczonka © Stefan Cohen
New York City

A Rosenkavalier of masterly élan from Kirill Petrenko and the Bayerische Staatsoper at Carnegie Hall

By , 29 March 2018
****1
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Tara Erraught (Carlotta), Brenda Rae (Aminta) and Pavol Breslik (Henry Morosus) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Die schweigsame Frau: a commedia del Kosky staging in Munich

By , 15 November 2017
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Olga Pudova (Olympia) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Testé, Spyres and Pudova stand out in Bavarian State Opera's Hoffmann

By , 30 July 2017
***11
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Anja Harteros (Maddalena di Coigny) and Jonas Kaufmann (Andrea Chénier) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Top class voices, powerful drama in Bayerische Staatsoper's Andrea Chénier

By , 28 July 2017
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Hanna Schwarz (Buryjovka) and Karita Mattila (Kostelnička) © Wilfried Hösl (March 2017)
Munich

Stunning revival of Barbara Frey's production of Jenůfa in Munich

By , 14 July 2017
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Elena Pankratova (Barak the Dyer's Wife) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Fairy Music: Petrenko conducts a revelatory Frau ohne Schatten in Munich

By , 02 July 2017
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Jonas Kaufmann (Andrea Chénier) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

A slice of history painted in loving detail: the Bavarian State Opera’s Andrea Chénier

By , 22 March 2017
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Rolando Villazón (Robert Falcon Scott) and Thomas Hampson (Roald Amundsen) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

South Pole at Bavarian State Opera: Première of a jarring spectacular on ice

By , 03 February 2016
***11
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Waltraud Meier © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Tristan und Isolde in Munich: surprising and triumphant

By , 08 July 2015
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Munich

A lackluster Traviata in Munich

By , 24 May 2015
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Jonas Kaufmann (Alvaro) and Anja Harteros (Leonora) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

An anti-clerical Forza del destino in Munich

By , 07 May 2015
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Evgenia Sotnikova (Jemmy) and Michael Volle (Tell) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

An unconventional Guillaume Tell in Munich has no heroes

By , 18 January 2015
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Elena Pankratova (The Dyer's Wife) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

The music is the star of the Bavarian State Opera's surreal Die Frau ohne Schatten

By , 20 December 2014
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Kristīne Opolais (Manon) and Jonas Kaufmann (Des Grieux) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

A near-perfect Manon Lescaut in Munich

By , 15 November 2014
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© Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Rigoletto in Munich features good music, but little else

By , 08 November 2014
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Barbara Hannigan (Marie) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Die Soldaten in Munich is uncomfortable, ugly, violent... and perfect

By , 31 October 2014
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Tara Eraught (Carlotta), Brenda Brae (Aminta) and Daniel Behle (Henry Morosus) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Silence is silver, singing is golden: Strauss' Silent Woman in Munich

By , 25 September 2014
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Edita Gruberova (Lucrezia Borgia) © Wilfried Hösl (2009)
Munich

Edita Gruberova conquers Munich in Lucrezia Borgia

By , 27 July 2014
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Simon Keenlyside (Germont) and Diana Damrau (Violetta) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Damrau’s superb Violetta marred by static Traviata production

By , 04 July 2014
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Edita Gruberová (Lucrezia Borgia) und Juan Diego Flórez (Gennaro) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Berührendes Drama der Generationen: Lucrezia Borgia an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 27 April 2018
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Suor Angelica: Ermonela Jaho (Suor Angelica) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Aufs Wesentliche reduziert: Il trittico sorgt für musikalische Highlights an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 20 December 2017
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Anja Harteros (Floria Tosca) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Eine puristische Tosca mit hochkarätiger Besetzung in München

By , 14 November 2017
****1
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El Ballet de la Ópera y el Coro del Bayerischen Staatsoper © Wilfried Hosl
Munich

Heridas, cuerpos y eternidad: Tannhäuser en Múnich

By , 04 June 2017
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Opernballett und Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Zwischen Kunst und Krempel: Tannhäuser Premiere an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 21 May 2017
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Anja Harteros (Madeleine de Coigny) et Jonas Kaufmann (Andrea Chénier) au Bayerisches Staatsoper © Wilfried Hoesl | Bayerisches Staatsoper
Paris

Andrea Chénier au TCE : un opéra de contrastes porté par un duo vocal intense

By , 26 March 2017
****1
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Pavol Breslik (Alfredo) und Ermonela Jaho (Violetta) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Musik im Fokus: La traviata bei den Opernfestspielen

By , 18 July 2016
***11
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Anja Harteros (Feldmarschallin) und Daniela Sindram (Octavian) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

„Ist ein Traum, kann nicht wirklich sein...“: Rosenkavalier-Zauber in München

By , 17 July 2016
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La Juive © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

La Juive an der Bayerischen Staatsoper: Fromental Halévy in Reinstform

By , 30 June 2016
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Benjamin Bruns (David) und Jonas Kaufmann (Walther von Stolzing) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Zwölfte Premiere der Meistersinger von Nürnberg an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 16 May 2016
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Sondra Radvanovsky (Tosca) und Jorge de León (Cavaradossi) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Luc Bondys Münchner Tosca lässt viel Raum für Emotion

By , 08 May 2016
***11
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Bo Skovhus (Graf von Eisenstein) und Marlis Petersen (Rosalinde) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Bayerische Staatsoper macht Fledermaus zur Chefsache

By , 01 January 2016
****1
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S. Sozdateleva (Renata), E. Nikitin (Ruprecht), G. Juric (Inquisitor) & K. Conners (Mephistopheles) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Koskys Feuriger Engel treibt weiblichen Wahn auf die Spitze

By , 29 November 2015
***11
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Brenda Rae (Zerbinetta) mit Tänzern des Opernballets © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Sangesleistung im Mittelpunkt: Ariadne auf Naxos an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 17 October 2015
****1
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Brenda Rae © Kristin Hoebermann
Paris

Ariane à Naxos au Théâtre des Champs-Élysées : prima la musica !

By , 12 October 2015
****1
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Marlis Petersen (Lulu) und Bo Skovhus (Dr. Schön/Jack the Ripper) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Lulu an der Bayerischen Staatsoper: Alban Berg auf das Wesentliche reduziert

By , 20 September 2015
****1
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Hoffmann (R. Villazón), Nicklausse (A. Brower), Spalanzani (U. Reß) & Coppélius (hier: J. Relyea) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Künstler in Nöten – Hoffmanns Erzählungen an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 28 March 2015
***11
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Ensemble © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Einfach herzergreifend! La bohème an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 23 January 2015
****1
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