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Anja Kampe (Katerina) and Anatoli Kotscherga (Boris) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

A searing Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Munich

By , 05 November 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
****1
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Joseph Calleja (Faust), Chorus and Dancers © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Mefistofele: An infernally spectacular début at the Bavarian State Opera

By , 24 October 2015
***11
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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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Kristine Opolais (Tatyana) © Wilfried Hösl (2014)
Munich

Eugene Onegin meets Brokeback Mountain in Munich

By , 02 May 2015
***11
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Thomas J Mayer (Wotan) and Evelyn Herlitzius (Brünnhilde) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

A thrilling Die Walküre in Munich raises the bar in this Ring

By , 28 February 2015
*****
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Luca Pisaroni (Figaro) and Anita Hartig (Susanna) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Figaro in Munich: great singing and acting on a blank backdrop

By , 08 December 2014
****1
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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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Soile Isokoski (Marschallin) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Soile Isokoski stars in a strong, traditional Munich Rosenkavalier

By , 29 July 2014
***11
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Le Nozze di Figaro © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

An evening of wonder, or The Marriage of Figaro

By , 17 July 2014
****1
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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
****1
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Cristina Gallardo-Domás in La traviata, directed by Günter Krämer. Premiere: 25 July 1993 in the  ©  Wilfried Hösl
Munich

La Traviata at the Munich OpernFestspiele

By , 27 July 2012
***11
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Michael Volle (Wozzeck), Francesco Petrozzi (2nd Workman)  ©  Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Andreas Kriegenburg's Wozzeck: A true masterpiece

By , 06 June 2012
*****
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The Marriage of Figaro; staging by Dieter Dorn; photo  ©  Wilfried Hösl
Munich

An effervescent Figaro at the Bayerische Staatsoper

By , 13 May 2012
****1
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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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Munich

Lady Macbeth von Mzensk: Bayerische Staatsoper brilliert mit Klanggewalt und szenischer Perfektion

By , 28 November 2016
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Mariusz Kwiecień (Graf) und Diana Damrau (Gräfin) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Mozart zum Zurücklehnen: unterhaltsamer Figaro an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 20 November 2016
***11
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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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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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Anja Harteros (Arabella) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Schön, schöner, Arabella: Grandioser Erfolg der neuen Produktion bei den Opernfestspielen in München

By , 06 July 2015
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John Lundgren (Jaroslav Prus) und Nadja Michael (Emilia Marty) © Wilfried Hösl  | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Die Sache Makropulos mit perfekter Besetzung: Nadja Michael glänzt bei den Münchner Opernfestspielen

By , 02 July 2015
****1
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Iréne Theorin (Elektra) und Waltraud Meier (Klytämnestra) © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Munich

Musik + Theater = Musiktheater?
Herbert Wernickes Elektra an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

By , 14 May 2015
***11
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