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Guide to the Bavarian State Opera

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AddressMax-Joseph-Platz 2
80539 Munich
Bavaria
Germany
ContainsRennert-Saal
Google maps48° 8' 22.464" N 11° 34' 47.064" E
Season 2020/21
Nationaltheater © Wilfried Hösl
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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.

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

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MunichRatmansky / Dawson / N.N.World premiere

Ratmansky / Dawson / N.N.
Mussorgsky
Alexei Ratmansky; David Dawson; Bavarian State Ballet; Robertas Šervenikas; Adeline André; Eno Henze

MunichAlice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Talbot: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Christopher Wheeldon; Bavarian State Ballet; Myron Romanul; Bob Crowley; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

MunichCoppéliaNew production

Coppélia
Delibes: Coppélia
Roland Petit; Bavarian State Ballet; Anton Grishanin; Ezio Frigerio; Franca Squarciapino; Jean-Michel Désiré

MunichJewels

Jewels
Various: Jewels
George Balanchine; Bavarian State Ballet; Robert Reimer; Barbara Karinska; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

MunichSwan Lake [All performances of the Bayerische Staatsoper in the period from March 11 to April 19 are cancelled.]

Swan Lake [All performances of the Bayerische Staatsoper in the period from March 11 to April 19 are cancelled.]
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Ray Barra; Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Bavarian State Ballet; Tom Seligman; John Macfarlane; Bayerisches Staatsorchester
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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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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.
****1
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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.
****1
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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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