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MunichIl trittico

Il trittico
Puccini
Bertrand de Billy; Lotte de Beer; Bavarian State Opera; Bernhard Hammer; Jorine van Beek; Ambrogio Maestri; Eva-Maria Westbroek

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Alceste
Gluck: Alceste
Antonello Manacorda; Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui; Bavarian State Opera; Henrik Ahr; Dorothea Röschmann; Charles Castronovo; Michael Nagy

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Spartacus
Khachaturian: Spartacus
Yuri Grigorovich; Bavarian State Ballet; Karen Durgaryan; Simon Virsaladze

Munich6. Akademiekonzert

6. Akademiekonzert
Martinů, Stravinsky
Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Dima Slobodeniouk; Frank Peter Zimmermann

MunichPortrait Wayne McGregor

Portrait Wayne McGregor
Richter, Saariaho, Various
Wayne McGregor; Bavarian State Ballet; Geoffrey Paterson; Idris Khan; Moritz Junge; Bayerisches Staatsorchester
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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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Still going strong in Munich: Neumeier’s The Lady of the Camellias

Edvin Revazov (Armand) and Anna Laudere (Marguerite) in The Lady of the Camellias © Wilfried Hösl
Widely thought a pinnacle of 20th century dance, John Neumeier’s “Die Kameliendame” ballet recently celebrated its 100th performance at the Bayerisches Staatsoper in Munich.
***11
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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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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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