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MunichDie Zauberflöte

© Wilfried Hösl
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Antonello Manacorda; August Everding; Bavarian State Opera; Jürgen Rose; Martin Mitterrutzner; Christiane Karg

MunichTannhäuser

© Wilfried Hösl
Wagner: Tannhäuser
Simone Young; Romeo Castellucci; Bavarian State Opera; Anja Harteros; Daniela Sindram

MunichDer RosenkavalierNew production

Der Rosenkavalier
Strauss R.: Der Rosenkavalier
Vladimir Jurowski; Barrie Kosky; Bavarian State Opera; Rufus Didwiszus; Victoria Behr; Marlis Petersen; Katharina Konradi
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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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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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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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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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