Guide to the Bavarian State Opera

« one of the most breathtaking performances of any opera I've ever seen; music and drama combined perfectly »
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MunichSemiramideNew production

Rossini: Semiramide
Michele Mariotti; David Alden; Bavarian State Opera; Paul Steinberg; Buki Shiff; Joyce DiDonato; Alex Esposito

MunichThe Fiery AngelNew production

Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel
Michail Jurowski; Barrie Kosky; Bavarian State Opera; Rebecca Ringst; Klaus Bruns; Evgeny Nikitin; Ausrine Stundyte


Janáček: Jenůfa
Tomáš Hanus; Barbara Frey; Bavarian State Opera; Bettina Meyer; Bettina Walter; Hanna Schwarz; Stuart Skelton

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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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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An infernal spectacular

Bavarian State Opera celebrate the opening of the 2015/16 season with Arrigo Boito's opera Mefistofele
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Giselle © Wilfried Hösl
© Wilfried Hösl
Mefistofele © Wilfried Hösl
© Wilfried Hösl