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Guide to the Bavarian State Opera

« one of the most breathtaking performances of any opera I've ever seen; music and drama combined perfectly »
Matthew Lynch, Bachtrack
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MunichSouth Pole

Srnka: South Pole
Kirill Petrenko; Hans Neuenfels; Bavarian State Opera; Katrin Connan; Andrea Schmidt-Futterer; John Daszak; Tara Erraught

MunichBoris Godunov

Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
Marko Letonja; Calixto Bieito; Bavarian State Opera; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krügler; Dmitry Belosselskiy; Dmytro Popov

MunichDer Rosenkavalier

Strauss R.: Der Rosenkavalier
Kirill Petrenko; Otto Schenk; Bavarian State Opera; Jürgen Rose; Anne Schwanewilms; Hanna-Elisabeth Müller


Strauss R.: Elektra
Simone Young; Herbert Wernicke; Bavarian State Opera; Doris Soffel; Nina Stemme
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Lohengrin and Elsa build a house in Munich

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.
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Première of a jarring spectacular on ice

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.
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An infernal spectacular

Bavarian State Opera celebrate the opening of the 2015/16 season with Arrigo Boito's opera Mefistofele
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Munich Don Carlo in fifty shades of black

Better conducting and supertitles would also help breathe life into this drab revival of Bayerische Staatsoper's Don Carlo.
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Giselle © Wilfried Hösl
© Wilfried Hösl
Mefistofele © Wilfried Hösl
© Wilfried Hösl