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Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich

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Munich, 80539 Germany
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In the course of a single season, over 40 operas from four centuries are performed along with ballets, concerts and song recitals. This makes the programme of the Bayerische Staatsoper one of the most richly varied performance schedules of all the international opera houses. With 2,101 seats, the Bayerische Staatsoper’s principal performance venue, the National Theatre – built in classicistic style in 1818 – is the largest opera house in Germany and ranks as one of the most handsome theatres in Europe.

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February 2018

Der Ring des Nibelungen (Complete Cycle) by Wagner @Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich

February 8 - March 8
Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, Max-Joseph-Platz 2
Munich, 80539 Germany
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From 11 January 2018, General Music Director Kirill Petrenko will be conducting two Ring Cycles. Another cycle will be part of the Munich Opera Festival 2018 (starting on 20 July). In Andreas Kriegenburg's production, which premiered in 2012, Wolfgang Koch will give his Munich debut in all three Wotan roles. John Lundgren is Alberich and Ekaterina Gubanova plays Fricka. For the first time in Munich, Nina Stemme will sing all three Brünnhilde parts. Ensemble member Okka von der Damerau will…

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April 2018

Mefistofele by Boito @Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich

April 29 - May 6
Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, Max-Joseph-Platz 2
Munich, 80539 Germany
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© Wilfried Hösl Oper in vier Akten mit Prolog und Epilog • 1875 Libretto vom Komponisten nach Johann Wolfgang von Goethes Faust Musikalische Leitung Omer Meir Wellber Inszenierung Roland Schwab Bühne Piero Vinciguerra Kostüme Renée Listerdal • Mefistofele Erwin Schrott  • Faust Joseph Calleja  • Margherita Carmen Giannattasio • Marta Heike Grötzinger • Wagner Andrea Borghini  • Elena Cellia Costea • Pantalis Rachael Wilson • Nerèo Joshua Owen Mills   https://youtu.be/R6DC6lp5qmM  

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May 2018

From the House of the Dead by Janáček @Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich

May 21 - June 8
Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, Max-Joseph-Platz 2
Munich, 80539 Germany
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„The House of the Dead“ – the moniker accorded to the Siberian labour camp by those held within it: thieves, killers, political prisoners. This is a place in which captives are incessantly monitored and punished. With its very own rules involving power and submission; its hierarchies and bullying by those in authority; this is a place far from civilisation, which acts both as its blind spot and its mirror. Based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel The House of the Dead, in which…

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June 2018

Parsifal by Wagner @Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich – Munich Opera Festival

June 28 - July 31
Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, Max-Joseph-Platz 2
Munich, 80539 Germany
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Neither balsam nor medicinal herbs can provide relief to the wounded and ailing Amfortas, ruler of the Grail kingdom. His path to recovery proves to be a complex one. No member of the Grail community can reclaim the spear which inflicted the wound, but only an outsider, a “pure fool”, enlightened by compassion. Only by the tip of this spear touching Amfortas’s wound can he be healed. On his journey of self-discovery, towards his destiny as the chosen deliverer, Parsifal…

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July 2018

Il Trittico by Puccini @Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich

July 14 - July 16
Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, Max-Joseph-Platz 2
Munich, 80539 Germany
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The thriller on the Seine. The suffering, death and glorification of a mother, whose child has been taken from her. And, as a Satyr play, the confidence trick by the shiftiest legacy hunter of the Middle Ages. Three self-contained operas with seemingly unconnected narratives. But are they? Il tabarro, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi – the three one-acters which Giacomo Puccini merged under the art-historical title of “The Triptych” – are snippets of reality. Instead of trying and failing to portray the world in…

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Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart @Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich

July 15 - July 17
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Munich, 80539 Germany
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© Wilfried Hösl The marriage of Figaro and Susanna is imminent. However, when Figaro learns that his betrothed is being courted by another, a dangerous game of intrigue and exposure begins. The extent to which the work’s protagonists are caught up in a dense web of emotional dependency becomes ever clearer. In Le nozze di Figaro  Mozart shows that it is love that sometimes inflicts the deepest wounds – and that healing is only available to one prepared to offer himself…

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Orlando Paladino by Haydn @Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich

July 23 - July 29
Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, Max-Joseph-Platz 2
Munich, 80539 Germany
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This knight is no war hero; choosing to pursue his obsession, rather than to fight. Orlando, the illustrious crusader from Ariost‘s verse novel Orlando furioso, is in love with Angelica, though she is betrothed to another. In his erotomania, he presents a both unintentionally funny and tragic figure. Joseph Haydn described his (at that time) most internationally successful opera from 1782 as a dramma eroicomico; this categorisation already suggests what the composer, as he sat in his opera laboratory at the Palace…

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Les Vêpres siciliennes by Verdi @Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich

July 26 - July 29
Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, Max-Joseph-Platz 2
Munich, 80539 Germany
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What happens to love when it is besieged on both sides – by politics on the one side and family loyalties on the other? And what if both these forces are fatefully and inextricably linked? In his grand opéra Les Vêpres siciliennes Giuseppe Verdi takes a no-holds-barred look at these questions, presenting the two lovers Hélène and Henri. Even as their wedding bells are still pealing, they fall victim to a massacre resulting from the irreconcilable enmity between Sicilians and their French…

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