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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.
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MunichLucrezia Borgia

Lucrezia Borgia
Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia
Friedrich Haider; Christof Loy; Bavarian State Opera; Henrik Ahr; Barbara Drosihn; Edita Gruberová; Teresa Iervolino


Boito: Mefistofele
Omer Welber; Roland Schwab; Bavarian State Opera; Piero Vinciguerra; Renée Listerdal; Carmen Giannattasio; Joseph Calleja

MunichDie Gezeichneten (The Branded)

Die Gezeichneten (The Branded)
Schreker: Die Gezeichneten (The Branded)
Markus Stenz; Krzysztof Warlikowski; Bavarian State Opera; Małgorzata Szczęśniak; John Daszak; Tomasz Konieczny
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MunichAlice in Wonderland

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

MunichPortrait Wayne McGregor

Portrait Wayne McGregor
Various, Richter
Wayne McGregor; Bavarian State Ballet; Bayerisches Staatsorchester


Glazunov: Raymonda
Marius Petipa; Ray Barra; Bavarian State Ballet; Michael Schmidtsdorff; Klaus Hellenstein; Bayerisches Staatsorchester
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Cavalli's La Calisto returns to Munich

Christiane Karg (Calisto) © Wilfried Hösl
A flamboyant production and a wonderful cast of singers seals a big success for this gem of the early Baroque.
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A Rosenkavalier of masterly élan

Peter Rose and Adrienne Pieczonka © Stefan Cohen
Kirill Petrenko’s second night at Carnegie Hall packed a punch as the orchestra of the Bayerische Staatsoper delved deep into Strauss’ score, supporting an impressive cast of singers.
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A commedia del Kosky staging in Munich

Tara Erraught (Carlotta), Brenda Rae (Aminta) and Pavol Breslik (Henry Morosus) © Wilfried Hösl
Barrie Kosky’s clever direction enlivens a Strauss rarity at the Bayerische Staatsoper but the minimalist stage setting sinks HMS Schweigsame Frau.
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