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Performer: Heike Grötzinger

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MunichWozzeck

Wozzeck
Berg: Wozzeck
Hartmut Haenchen; Andreas Kriegenburg; Bavarian State Opera; Harald Thor; Andrea Schraad; Christian Gerhaher; Gun-Brit Barkmin

MadridDie Walküre

Die Walküre
Wagner: Die Walküre
Pablo Heras-Casado; Robert Carsen; Teatro Real; Patrick Kinmonth; Stuart Skelton; Christopher Ventris

MunichBoris Godunov

Boris Godunov
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
Michail Jurowski; Calixto Bieito; Bavarian State Opera; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krügler; Dmitry Ulyanov; Giorgi Sturua

MunichDer fliegende Holländer

Der fliegende Holländer
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Pinchas Steinberg; Peter Konwitschny; Bavarian State Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Michael Volle; Camilla Nylund

DresdenLucia di Lammermoor

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Stefano Ranzani; Dietrich Hilsdorf; Dresden State Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Gesine Völlm; Alexey Isaev; Tuuli Takala
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A searing Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Munich

Anja Kampe (Katerina) and Anatoli Kotscherga (Boris) © Wilfried Hösl
Harry Kupfer's vivid and enlightening production came alive by soprano Anja Kampe's courageous performance and by conductor Oksana Lyniv's briliant direction.
****1
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Stunning revival of Jenůfa in Munich

Hanna Schwarz (Buryjovka) and Karita Mattila (Kostelnička) © Wilfried Hösl (March 2017)
Munich revived a thoughtful modern production of Janáček's Jenůfa, with fine orchestral direction and strong singing doing full justice to the rich score.
****1
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An infernal spectacular

Joseph Calleja (Faust), Chorus and Dancers © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper
Bavarian State Opera celebrate the opening of the 2015/16 season with Arrigo Boito's opera Mefistofele
***11
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An anti-clerical Forza del destino in Munich

Martin Kušej's production of La forza del destino is hard hitting and intelligent: an imperfect orchestral performance is more than compensated for by an outstanding cast of singers.
****1
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Eugene Onegin meets Brokeback Mountain in Munich

Warlokowski's staging of Eugene Onegin for the Bayerische Staatsoper works from a bold premise: Onegin is gay. Strong musical and dramatic performances keep the concept coherent and interesting, but it ultimately doesn't convince.
***11
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