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AddressMax-Joseph-Platz 2
80539 Munich
Google maps48° 8' 22.464" N 11° 34' 47.064" E

“I was blown away by everything: the singing, the acting, and the playing’’, Ilana Walder-Biesanz, Bachtrack

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© Wilfried Hösl
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Ray Barra; Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Bavarian State Ballet; Tom Seligman; John Macfarlane; Bayerisches Staatsorchester


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Adam: Giselle
Sir Peter Wright; Jean Coralli; Jules Perrot; Bavarian State Ballet; Valery Ovsyanikov; Robertas Šervenikas; Peter Farmer

MunichRatmansky / Dawson / Eyal

© Wilfried Hösl
Mussorgsky, Mozetich, Lichtik
Alexei Ratmansky; David Dawson; Sharon Eyal; Gai Behar; Bavarian State Ballet; Tom Seligman; Robertas Šervenikas; Eno Henze; Adeline André


© Wilfried Hösl
Berg: Wozzeck
Vladimir Jurowski; Andreas Kriegenburg; Bavarian State Opera; Harald Thor; Andrea Schraad; Sir Simon Keenlyside; Anja Kampe


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Verdi: Macbeth
Giampaolo Bisanti; Martin Kušej; Bavarian State Opera; Martin Zehetgruber; Werner Fritz; Željko Lučić; Liudmyla Monastyrska
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An indulgent end to the Bavarian State Opera’s lockdown series

Kirill Petrenko and the Bayerische Staatsorchester © Wilfried Hösl
The Bayerische Staatsorchester saved the best for last with its season finale, a generous programme of Strauss, Schoenberg, Stravinsky and Mahler.
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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.

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It was all a dream: an absorbing Die tote Stadt in Munich

Jonas Kaufmann (Paul) © Wilfried Hösl
With an unsurpassed cast, devoted conducting and a brilliantly imaginative staging, the Bavarian State Opera's new production of Korngold's Die tote Stadt is a triumph.
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Starry knight: a strong Lohengrin revival in Munich

Karita Mattila (Ortrud) and Anja Harteros (Elsa) © Wilfried Hösl
The Bavarian State Opera avoids the routine in a powerfully cast revival of Richard Jones' building-site production of Lohengrin.
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“Esultate!” Otello a musical triumph in Munich

Anja Harteros (Desdemona) and Jonas Kaufmann (Otello) © Wilfried Hösl (2018)
Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros, the “Royal couple” of the Bayerische Staatsoper, enchant and melt hearts as the doomed lovers in Verdi’s late masterpiece.
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Season 2020/21
Nationaltheater © Wilfried Hösl

Gods and transformations: Bayerische Staatsoper's 2020-21 season

With two world premieres and six new productions spanning from Mozart to Aribert Reimann, the season depicts the constant change of style in opera and life alike.