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Performer: Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper

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MunichLa traviata

La traviata
Verdi: La traviata
Marco Armiliato; Günter Krämer; Bavarian State Opera; Andreas Reinhardt; Carlo Diappi; Ailyn Pérez; Atalla Ayan

MunichNorma

Norma
Bellini: Norma
Andrea Battistoni; Jürgen Rose; Bavarian State Opera; Sonya Yoncheva; Angela Brower

MunichLe nozze di Figaro

Le nozze di Figaro
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Ivor Bolton; Christof Loy; Bavarian State Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Klaus Bruns; Mariusz Kwiecień; Rachel Willis-Sørensen

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Otello
Verdi: Otello
Kirill Petrenko; Amélie Niermeyer; Bavarian State Opera; Christian Schmidt; Annelies Vanlaere; Jonas Kaufmann; Anja Harteros

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Turandot
Puccini: Turandot
Thomas Søndergård; Carlus Padrissa; Bavarian State Opera; Roland Olbeter; Chu Uroz; Nina Stemme; Stefano La Colla
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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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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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Pierre Audi’s new Parsifal grinds the gears in Munich

Nina Stemme (Kundry) © Ruth Walz
Instead of telling a story of spiritual enlightenment and ultimate redemption through faith, Pierre Audi's reading is bereft of mystery and magic.
****1
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