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Venue: Nationaltheater, Munich

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AddressMunich
Bavaria
Germany
ContainsRennert-Saal
Google maps48° 8' 23.160" N 11° 34' 42.680" E
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MunichUn ballo in maschera

Un ballo in maschera
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera
Paolo Carignani; Johannes Erath; Bavarian State Opera; Heike Scheele; Gesine Völlm; Wookyung Kim; George Petean

MunichIl trittico

Il trittico
Puccini
Bertrand de Billy; Lotte de Beer; Bavarian State Opera; Bernhard Hammer; Jorine van Beek; Ambrogio Maestri; Eva-Maria Westbroek

MunichAlcesteNew production

Alceste
Gluck: Alceste
Antonello Manacorda; Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui; Bavarian State Opera; Henrik Ahr; Dorothea Röschmann; Charles Castronovo; Michael Nagy

MunichSpartacus

Spartacus
Khachaturian: Spartacus
Yuri Grigorovich; Bavarian State Ballet; Karen Durgaryan; Simon Virsaladze

Munich6. Akademiekonzert

6. Akademiekonzert
Martinů, Stravinsky
Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Dima Slobodeniouk; Frank Peter Zimmermann

MunichPortrait Wayne McGregor

Portrait Wayne McGregor
Richter, Saariaho, Various
Wayne McGregor; Bavarian State Ballet; Geoffrey Paterson; Idris Khan; Moritz Junge; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

MunichLucia di Lammermoor

Lucia di Lammermoor
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Antonino Fogliani; Barbara Wysocka; Bavarian State Opera; Barbara Hanicka; Julia Kornacka; Quinn Kelsey; Diana Damrau

MunichDer Widerspenstigen Zähmung

Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung
Scarlatti: The Taming of the Shrew
John Cranko; Bavarian State Ballet; Myron Romanul; Jürgen Rose; Bayerisches Staatsorchester
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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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Still going strong in Munich: Neumeier’s The Lady of the Camellias

Edvin Revazov (Armand) and Anna Laudere (Marguerite) in The Lady of the Camellias © Wilfried Hösl
Widely thought a pinnacle of 20th century dance, John Neumeier’s “Die Kameliendame” ballet recently celebrated its 100th performance at the Bayerisches Staatsoper in Munich.
***11
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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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Great success for Gimadieva and Flórez in Lucia

Juan Diego Flórez (Edgardo) and Venera Gimadieva (Lucia) © Wilfried Hösl
Juan Diego Flórez and Venera Gimadieva charm as the young unlucky couple, and convince with their vocal performances in Wysocka’s production at the Bayerische Staatsoper.
****1
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Cavalli's La Calisto returns to Munich

Christiane Karg (Calisto) © Wilfried Hösl
A flamboyant production and a wonderful cast of singers seals a big success for this gem of the early Baroque.
****1
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