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 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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MunichCosì fan tutte

Mozart: Così fan tutte
Constantin Trinks; Dieter Dorn; Bavarian State Opera; Jürgen Rose; Ailyn Pérez; Angela Brower

MunichIl turco in Italia

Rossini: Il turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy)
Antonello Allemandi; Christof Loy; Bavarian State Opera; Herbert Murauer; Olga Peretyatko; Paula Iancic; Long Long


Bizet: Carmen
Omer Welber; Lina Wertmüller; Bavarian State Opera; Enrico Job; Anita Rachvelishvili; Wookyung Kim; Levente Molnár
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MunichThe Taming of the Shrew

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


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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Testé, Spyres and Pudova stand out in Hoffmann

Offenbach's vivid setting of E.T.A. Hoffmann's fantastic tales gets an enjoyable outing, with Spyres, Testé and Pudova the undoubted stars of the show.
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Top voices, high drama in Andrea Chénier

With superb singing from Harteros, Salsi and Kaufmann, this production makes a strong case for Andrea Chénier’s continued presence in the repertoire.
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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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Giselle © Wilfried Hösl
© Wilfried Hösl