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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

MunichSalomeNew production

Salome
Strauss R.: Salome
Kirill Petrenko; Krzysztof Warlikowski; Bavarian State Opera; Małgorzata Szczęśniak; Marlis Petersen; Michaela Schuster

MunichTurandot

Turandot
Puccini: Turandot
Thomas Søndergård; Carlus Padrissa; Bavarian State Opera; Roland Olbeter; Chu Uroz; Nina Stemme; Stefano La Colla

MunichKarl V.

Karl V.
Krenek: Karl V.
Erik Nielsen; Carlus Padrissa; Bavarian State Opera; Lita Cabellut; Bo Skovhus; Okka von der Damerau

MunichAndrea Chénier

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