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Performer: Bavarian State Opera

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MunichCarmen

Carmen
Bizet: Carmen
Asher Fisch; Lina Wertmüller; Bavarian State Opera; Enrico Job; Varduhi Abrahamyan; Matthew Polenzani

MunichTurandot

Turandot
Puccini: Turandot
Giacomo Sagripanti; Carlus Padrissa; Bavarian State Opera; Roland Olbeter; Chu Uroz; Anna Netrebko; Yusif Eyvazov

MunichDie Zauberflöte

Die Zauberflöte
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Asher Fisch; August Everding; Bavarian State Opera; Helmut Lehberger; Jürgen Rose; Mika Kares; Pavol Breslik

MunichConcerto for Orchestra / Bluebeard's CastleNew production

Concerto for Orchestra / Bluebeard's Castle
Bartók
Oksana Lyniv; Katie Mitchell; Bavarian State Opera; Alex Eales; Sussie Juhlin-Wallén; Nina Stemme; John Lundgren

MunichTosca

Tosca
Puccini: Tosca
Andrea Battistoni; Luc Bondy; Bavarian State Opera; Richard Peduzzi; Milena Canonero; Anja Harteros; Joseph Calleja
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It was all a dream: an absorbing Die tote Stadt in Munich

Jonas Kaufmann (Paul) © Wilfried Hösl
With an unsurpassed cast, devoted conducting and a brilliantly imaginative staging, the Bavarian State Opera's new production of Korngold's Die tote Stadt is a triumph.
*****
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Starry knight: a strong Lohengrin revival in Munich

Karita Mattila (Ortrud) and Anja Harteros (Elsa) © Wilfried Hösl
The Bavarian State Opera avoids the routine in a powerfully cast revival of Richard Jones' building-site production of Lohengrin.
****1
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“Esultate!” Otello a musical triumph in Munich

Anja Harteros (Desdemona) and Jonas Kaufmann (Otello) © Wilfried Hösl (2018)
Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros, the “Royal couple” of the Bayerische Staatsoper, enchant and melt hearts as the doomed lovers in Verdi’s late masterpiece.
****1
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Clash of religions, ardent spirits: Bellini’s Norma in Munich

Carmen Giannattasio (Norma) © Wilfried Hösl
While Bellini’s two-act opera Norma underscores the religious wars between the ancient Druids and Romans, it also highlights an emotive personal conflict that is veiled in deceit and cultural discrepancy.
****1
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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.
****1
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