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Performer: Christian Rieger

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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

MunichAndrea Chénier

Andrea Chénier
Giordano: Andrea Chénier
Asher Fisch; Philipp Stölzl; Bavarian State Opera; Heike Vollmer; Anke Winckler; Stefano La Colla; Željko Lučić

MunichLa fanciulla del West

La fanciulla del West
Puccini: La fanciulla del West
James Gaffigan; Andreas Dresen; Bavarian State Opera; Mathias Fischer-Dieskau; Sabine Greunig; Anja Kampe; Brandon Jovanovich

MunichDie Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Kirill Petrenko; David Bösch; Bavarian State Opera; Patrick Bannwart; Meentje Nielsen; Sara Jakubiak; Allan Clayton

MunichLa traviata

La traviata
Verdi: La traviata
Jader Bignamini; Günter Krämer; Bavarian State Opera; Andreas Reinhardt; Carlo Diappi; Venera Gimadieva; Charles Castronovo
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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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House arrested: Janáček's last opera in Munich

Bo Skovhus (Šiškov) and Chorus © Wilfried Hösl
The profusion of images and ideas in Frank Castorf's Bavarian Staatsoper production of From the House of the Dead threatens to rob Janáček's opera of its humanity.
***11
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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.
****1
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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.
***11
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Testé, Spyres and Pudova stand out in Hoffmann

Olga Pudova (Olympia) © Wilfried Hösl
Offenbach's vivid setting of E.T.A. Hoffmann's fantastic tales gets an enjoyable outing, with Spyres, Testé and Pudova the undoubted stars of the show.
***11
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