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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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MunichDie Zauberflöte

Die Zauberflöte
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Alexander Soddy; August Everding; Bavarian State Opera; Jürgen Rose; Benjamin Bruns; Golda Schultz

MunichOtelloNew production

Anja Harteros (Desdemona), Gerald Finley (Jago) © Wilfried Hösl
Verdi: Otello
Kirill Petrenko; Amélie Niermeyer; Bavarian State Opera; Christian Schmidt; Annelies Vanlaere; Jonas Kaufmann; Anja Harteros

MunichDie verkaufte BrautNew production

Die verkaufte Braut
Smetana: The Bartered Bride
Tomáš Hanus; David Bösch; Bavarian State Opera; Patrick Bannwart; Falko Herold; Anna El-Khashem; Helena Zubanovich
UPCOMING DANCE PERFORMANCES
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MunichDer Nussknacker

Der Nussknacker
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
John Neumeier; Bavarian State Ballet; Robertas Šervenikas; Jürgen Rose; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

MunichDie Kameliendame

Die Kameliendame
Chopin: La Dame aux camélias
John Neumeier; Bavarian State Ballet; Michael Schmidtsdorff; Jürgen Rose; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

MunichRaymonda

Raymonda
Glazunov: Raymonda
Marius Petipa; Ray Barra; Bavarian State Ballet; Michael Schmidtsdorff; Klaus Hellenstein; Bayerisches Staatsorchester
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Michael Volle leaps in for Munich's Meistersinger

Markus Eiche (Beckmesser) © Wilfried Hösl (2016)
Michael Volle and Klaus Florian Vogt demonstrate that they are indeed master singers in Munich, despite adversity, in a revival of David Bösch's contemporary production.
****1
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Reality and fantasy in Orlando Paladino in Munich

David Portillo (Pasquale) and Elena Sancho Pereg (Eurilla) © Wilfried Hösl
Axel Ranisch's production makes heavy use of film to tell a comic story of a medieval knight in love.
****1
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Petrenko and a luxury cast grace Il trittico in Munich

Ermonela Jaho (Suor Angelica) © Wilfired Hösl
Petrenko's Puccini is bracingly alert, filled with colour and has a romantic sweep that is utterly transporting.
*****
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