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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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MunichLe nozze di Figaro

Le nozze di Figaro
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Ivor Bolton; Christof Loy; Bavarian State Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Klaus Bruns; Ludovic Tézier; Federica Lombardi

MunichDie Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Kirill Petrenko; David Bösch; Bavarian State Opera; Patrick Bannwart; Meentje Nielsen; Julia Kleiter; Daniel Behle

MunichLa traviata

La traviata
Verdi: La traviata
Keri-Lynn Wilson; Günter Krämer; Bavarian State Opera; Andreas Reinhardt; Carlo Diappi; Kristina Mkhitaryan; Pavol Breslik
UPCOMING DANCE PERFORMANCES
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MunichAnna Karenina

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

MunichRaymonda

Raymonda
Glazunov: Raymonda
Marius Petipa; Ray Barra; Bavarian State Ballet; Michael Schmidtsdorff; Klaus Hellenstein; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

MunichJewels

Jewels
Various: Jewels
George Balanchine; Bavarian State Ballet; Robert Reimer; Peter Harvey; Barbara Karinska; Bayerisches Staatsorchester
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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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Pierre Audi’s new Parsifal grinds the gears in Munich

Nina Stemme (Kundry) © Ruth Walz
Instead of telling a story of spiritual enlightenment and ultimate redemption through faith, Pierre Audi's reading is bereft of mystery and magic.
****1
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