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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
The 7 Deaths of Maria Callas

Kill your darlings: the Bayerische Staatsoper’s new season

William Faulkner coined the term “kill your darlings” and this quote forms the title of the Bayerische Staatsoper’s new season.

UPCOMING OPERA EVENTS


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MunichDer fliegende Holländer

Der fliegende Holländer
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Asher Fisch; Peter Konwitschny; Bavarian State Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Sir Bryn Terfel; Anja Kampe

MunichMavra / IolantaNew production

Anna El-Khashem (Parascha) © Wilfried Hösl
Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky
Alevtina Ioffe; Axel Ranisch; Bavarian State Opera; Falko Herold; Anna El-Khashem; Freddie de Tommaso

MunichTurandot

Turandot
Puccini: Turandot
Pinchas Steinberg; Carlus Padrissa; Bavarian State Opera; Roland Olbeter; Chu Uroz; Anna Pirozzi; Fabio Sartori

UPCOMING DANCE PERFORMANCES


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MunichJewels

Jewels
Various: Jewels
George Balanchine; Bavarian State Ballet; Robert Reimer; Peter Harvey; Barbara Karinska; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

MunichSpartacus

Spartacus
Khachaturian: Spartacus
Yuri Grigorovich; Bavarian State Ballet; Karen Durgaryan; Simon Virsaladze

MunichAnna Karenina

Anna Karenina
Rachmaninov: Anna Karenina
Christian Spuck; Bavarian State Ballet; Robertas Šervenikas; Emma Ryott; Jörg Zielinski

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Clash of religions, ardent spirits: Bellini’s Norma in Munich

Carmen Giannattasio (Norma) © Wilfried Hösl
While Bellini’s two-act opera Norma underscores the religious wars between the ancient Druids and Romans, it also highlights an emotive personal conflict that is veiled in deceit and cultural discrepancy.
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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.
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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.
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