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Guide to the Bavarian State Opera

« I was blown away by everything: the singing, the acting, and the playing »
Ilana Walder-Biesanz, Bachtrack
© Wilfried Hösl

Curtain up on Munich's 2018-19 season

With seven new productions under the title "Alles was Recht ist" (All things just) the Bayerische Staatsoper promises an exciting new season.
UPCOMING OPERA EVENTS
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MunichRigoletto

Rigoletto
Verdi: Rigoletto
Daniele Callegari; Árpád Schilling; Bavarian State Opera; Márton Ágh; Markus Brück; Rosa Feola

MunichArabella

Arabella
Strauss R.: Arabella
Constantin Trinks; Andreas Dresen; Bavarian State Opera; Mathias Fischer-Dieskau; Sabine Greunig; Anja Harteros; Hanna-Elisabeth Müller

MunichParsifalNew Production

Parsifal
Wagner: Parsifal
Kirill Petrenko; Pierre Audi; Bavarian State Opera; Georg Baselitz; Florence von Gerkan; Nina Stemme; Jonas Kaufmann
UPCOMING DANCE PERFORMANCES
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MunichPortrait Wayne McGregor

Portrait Wayne McGregor
Richter, Saariaho, Various
Wayne McGregor; Bavarian State Ballet; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

MunichAnna Karenina

Anna Karenina
Rachmaninov: Anna Karenina
Christian Spuck; Bavarian State Ballet; Jörg Zielinski; Emma Ryott; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

MunichYoung Choreographers Ballet Evening

Young Choreographers Ballet Evening
Bavarian State Ballet
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House arrested: Janáček's last opera in Munich

Bo Skovhus (Šiškov) and Chorus © Wilfried Hösl
The profusion of images and ideas in Frank Castorf's Bavarian Staatsoper production of From the House of the Dead threatens to rob Janáček's opera of its humanity.
***11
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Great success for Gimadieva and Flórez in Lucia

Juan Diego Flórez (Edgardo) and Venera Gimadieva (Lucia) © Wilfried Hösl
Juan Diego Flórez and Venera Gimadieva charm as the young unlucky couple, and convince with their vocal performances in Wysocka’s production at the Bayerische Staatsoper.
****1
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Cavalli's La Calisto returns to Munich

Christiane Karg (Calisto) © Wilfried Hösl
A flamboyant production and a wonderful cast of singers seals a big success for this gem of the early Baroque.
****1
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