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Performer: Bavarian State Opera

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Mozart: Idomeneo, rè di Creta
Constantinos Carydis; Antú Romero Nunes; Bavarian State Opera; Phyllida Barlow; Rainer Karlitschek; Matthew Polenzani; Emily D'Angelo
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Super stars: musical riches in Munich's new Tristan und Isolde

The Bayerische Staatsoper's new Tristan und Isolde, featuring two stellar role debuts, is scenically disappointing but musically superb. 
****1
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Beautiful Sing, but no Spiel: an unusual Munich Entführung

Ivor Bolton leads the Bayerische Staatsorchester in a delightful musical rendition of Mozart’s masterpiece, with a great performance by Pavol Breslik as Belmonte.

***11
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Puccini’s Il trittico: a successful revival in Munich

Ermonela Jaho steals the scene as Suor Angelica in a very successful revival of Lotte de Beer’s production.

****1
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Lear in Munich: brilliant performance, but lifelessly staged

A superb cast of singers is let down by Christoph Marthaler's cold, stilted staging as Reimann's Lear returns to its birthplace.  
***11
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A concert Walküre to remember: Kaufmann and Davidsen in Munich

After a six month gap, the Nationaltheater welcomes a limited audience to an opera-in-concert of extraordinary beauty of singing.
*****
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No smoke without fire? Susanna's Secret revealed in Munich

Axel Ranisch's staging of Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's one-acter confounds with visual chaos.
***11
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