Guide to the Bavarian State Opera

« one of the most breathtaking performances of any opera I've ever seen; music and drama combined perfectly »
Matthew Lynch, Bachtrack
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MunichThe ConsulNew production

Menotti: The Consul
Bavarian State Opera; Selene Zanetti; Niamh O’Sullivan; Johannes Kammler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

MunichAriadne auf Naxos

Strauss R.: Ariadne auf Naxos
Oksana Lyniv; Robert Carsen; Bavarian State Opera; Peter Pabst; Falk Bauer; Karita Mattila; Jane Archibald

MunichAndrea ChénierNew production

Giordano: Andrea Chénier
Omer Meir Wellber; Philipp Stölzl; Bavarian State Opera; Heike Vollmer; Anke Winckler; Jonas Kaufmann; Luca Salsi
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MunichThe Little Prince

Various: The Little Prince
Maged Mohamed; Bavarian State Ballet

MunichAlice in Wonderland (Company Première)New production

Talbot: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Christopher Wheeldon; Bavarian State Ballet; Myron Romanul; Nicholas Wright; Bob Crowley; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

MunichSpartacusNew production

Khachaturian: Spartacus
Yuri Grigorovich; Bavarian State Ballet; Karen Durgaryan; Bayerisches Staatsorchester
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Making Babylon great again: Semiramide in Munich

The Rossini masterpiece is brought to life by an inspired conductor and four first-class singers in a new, modern production by David Alden.
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Lohengrin and Elsa build a house in Munich

Robert Dean Smith replacing an ailing tenor as Lohengrin was merely adequate but the rest of the cast and the superb orchestra made the modern production of Lohengrin in Munich memorable.
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Première of a jarring spectacular on ice

Despite the starriest of casts the première of Miroslav Srnka's double opera South Pole falls behind the expectations created by the media hype, but is celebrated by the audience.
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Giselle © Wilfried Hösl
© Wilfried Hösl
Semiramide © Wilfried Hösl
© Wilfried Hösl