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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; Simon Keenlyside; Sofia Fomina

MunichAus einem Totenhaus

Aus einem Totenhaus
Janáček: From the House of the Dead
Simone Young; Frank Castorf; Bavarian State Opera; Aleksandar Denić; Adriana Braga Peretzki; Aleš Briscein; Charles Workman

MunichEugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Bavarian State Opera; Nicole Car; Alyona Abramowa; Pavel Černoch; Boris Pinkhasovich
UPCOMING DANCE PERFORMANCES
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MunichJewels

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

MunichAnna Karenina

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

MunichAlice im Wunderland

Alice im Wunderland
Talbot: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Christopher Wheeldon; Bavarian State Ballet; Tom Seligman; Bob Crowley; 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.
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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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