Guide to the Bavarian State Opera

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

Pleasure in pain: Munich's new opera & ballet season

New productions, including a stellar Parsifal starring Kaufmann and Gerhaher, mix with the standard rich repertory pickings in the Bavarian capital
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MunichLa Favorite

Donizetti: La Favorite
Karel Mark Chichon; Amélie Niermeyer; Bavarian State Opera; Alexander Müller-Elmau; Kirsten Dephoff; Elīna Garanča; Matthew Polenzani

MunichOberonNew production

Weber: Oberon
Ivor Bolton; Nikolaus Habjan; Bavarian State Opera; Jakob Brossmann; Denise Heschl; Julian Prégardien; Annette Dasch

MunichLes Contes d'Hoffmann

Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann)
Constantin Trinks; Richard Jones; Bavarian State Opera; Giles Cadle; Buki Shiff; Olga Pudova; Diana Damrau
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MunichThe Taming of the Shrew

Scarlatti: The Taming of the Shrew
John Cranko; Bavarian State Ballet; Myron Romanul; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

MunichGiselle

Adam: Giselle
Jean Coralli; Jules Perrot; Sir Peter Wright; Bavarian State Ballet; Robertas Servenikas; Peter Farmer; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

MunichLa bayadère

Minkus: La Bayadère
Marius Petipa; Patrice Bart; Bavarian State Ballet; Michael Schmidtsdorff; Tomio Mohri; Bayerisches Staatsorchester
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Stunning revival of Jenůfa in Munich

Munich revived a thoughtful modern production of Janáček's Jenůfa, with fine orchestral direction and strong singing doing full justice to the rich score.
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Schreker's Die Gezeichneten returns to Munich

The musical glories of Schreker’s glistening, late-Romantic score are laid bare in the Bavarian State Opera’s first production of Die Gezeichneten since 1919.
****1
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A revelatory Frau ohne Schatten in Munich

A musical performance of stunning quality underpins this revival of Krzysztof Warlikowski's lavish, ambiguous Strauss staging.
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Giselle © Wilfried Hösl
Giselle
© Wilfried Hösl