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MunichDer FreischützNew production

Der Freischütz
Weber: Der Freischütz
Antonello Manacorda; Dmitri Tcherniakov; Bavarian State Opera; Elena Zaitseva; Gleb Filshtinsky; Lukas Leipfinger; Golda Schultz

MunichGiselle

© Wilfried Hösl
Adam: Giselle
Sir Peter Wright; Jean Coralli; Jules Perrot; Bavarian State Ballet; Valery Ovsyanikov; Robertas Šervenikas; Peter Farmer

MunichRatmansky / Dawson / Eyal

© Wilfried Hösl
Mussorgsky, Mozetich, Lichtik
Alexei Ratmansky; David Dawson; Sharon Eyal; Gai Behar; Bavarian State Ballet; Tom Seligman; Robertas Šervenikas; Eno Henze; Adeline André
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Munich13th Monday Concert

Kirill Petrenko and the Bayerische Staatsorchester © Wilfried Hösl
Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Mahler, Strauss R.
Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Kirill Petrenko; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchesterakademie des Bayerischen Staatsorchesters

MunichMontagsstück XI: Zubin Mehta

Camilla Nylund and Zubin Mehta © Wilfried Hösl
Strauss R., Schubert
Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Zubin Mehta; Camilla Nylund

MunichDer RosenkavalierNew production

Strauss R.: Der Rosenkavalier
Vladimir Jurowski; Barrie Kosky; Bavarian State Opera; Rufus Didwiszus; Victoria Behr; Marlis Petersen; Katharina Konradi
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Ardent Desire: Zubin Mehta and Camilla Nylund in Munich

Camilla Nylund and Zubin Mehta © Wilfried Hösl
The catchy title of Ardent Desire signposted the Orchestra of Bavarian State Opera's latest Monday evening live streamed concert: two pieces of high Romanticism from Schubert and Strauss. 
****1
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Koležnik's casino Falstaff redeemed by a powerful ending in Munich

Callum Thorpe (Pistol), Wolfgang Koch (Falstaff) and Timothy Oliver (Bardolph) © Wilfried Hösl
The Bayerische Staatsoper's new production of Falstaff makes the mistake of turning a comedy into a slapstick, but the fine ensemble have the last say as they stand in silence and defiance to face the empty auditorium.
***11
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An indulgent end to the Bavarian State Opera’s lockdown series

Kirill Petrenko and the Bayerische Staatsorchester © Wilfried Hösl
The Bayerische Staatsorchester saved the best for last with its season finale, a generous programme of Strauss, Schoenberg, Stravinsky and Mahler.
****1
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Sometimes a flute is just a flute: Die Zauberflöte in Munich

Die Zauberflöte © Wilfried Hösl (2017)

The Bayerische Staatsoper revives once again a beloved production, with a first rate cast.

****1
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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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