Photo Galleries - Bavarian State Opera

Babylon

World première of Jörg Widmann's and Peter Sloterdijk's Babylon on October 27, 2012 in the Nationaltheater.

Musical direction: Kent Nagano
Stage direction: Carlus Padrissa - La Fura dels Baus

Die Frau ohne Schatten

Première of Die Frau ohne Schatten on 21 November 2013 at the National Theatre.

Musical direction: Kirill Petrenko
Stage direction: Krzysztof Warlikowski


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La clemenza di Tito

Première of La clemenza di Tito on February 10, 2014 at the National Theatre.

Musical direction: Kirill Petrenko
Stage direction: Jan Bosse


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La forza del destino

Première of La forza del destino on December 22, 2013 at the National Theatre.

Musical direction: Asher Fisch
Stage direction: Martin Kušej


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The new portrait gallery at the Bayerische Staatsoper

21 selected illustrious singers from the last five decades who are or have been closely associated with the Bayerische Staatsoper have each been depicted by the same number of contemporary visual artists.


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Written on Skin

Première of Written on Skin on July 23, 2013 at the Prinzregententheater.

Musical direction: Kent Nagano
Stage direction: Katie Mitchell


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Wagner vs. Verdi

 

Il trovatore

Première of Il trovatore on 27 June 2013 at the National Theatre.

Musical direction: Paolo Carignani
Stage direction: Olivier Py


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Simon Boccanegra

Première of Simon Boccanegra on 3 June 2013 at the National Theatre.

Musical direction: Bertrand de Billy
Stage direction: Dmitri Tcherniakov


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Hänsel und Gretel

Pemière of Engelbert Humperdincks Hänsel und Gretel on March 24, 2013 in the Nationaltheater.

Musical direction: Tomáš Hanus
Stage direction: Richard Jones


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Elegie für junge Liebende

Premièr by the opera studio of Hans Werner Henzes Elegie für junge Liebende on May, 03 2013 in the Cuvilliés-Theatre.

Musical direction: Francesco Angelico
Stage direction: Christiane Pohle 


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Boris Godunov

Pemière of Modest Mussorgsky's Boris Godunow on February 13, 2013 in the Nationaltheater.

Musical direction: Kent Nagano
Stage direction: Calixto Bieito


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Rigoletto

Pemière of Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto on December 12, 2012 in the Nationaltheater.

Musical direction: Marco Armiliato
Stage direction: Árpád Schilling


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Babylon

World première of Jörg Widmann's and Peter Sloterdijk's Babylon on October 27, 2012 in the Nationaltheater.

Musical direction: Kent Nagano
Stage direction: Carlus Padrissa - La Fura dels Baus


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Götterdämmerung

Première of Richard Wagner's Götterdämmerung on June 30, 2012 in the Nationaltheater.

Musical direction: Kent Nagano
Stage direction: Andreas Kriegenburg


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The Cunning Little Vixen (Opera Studio)

Première of Leoš Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen on June 11, 2012 in the Cuvilliés-Theater.

Musical direction: Christopher Ward
Stage direction: David Bösch


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Siegfried

Première of Richard Wagner's Siegfried on May 27, 2012 in the Nationaltheater.

Musical direction: Kent Nagano
Stage direction: Andreas Kriegenburg


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Die Walküre

Première of Richard Wagner's Die Walküre on March 11, 2012 in the Nationaltheater.

Musical direction: Kent Nagano
Stage direction: Andreas Kriegenburg


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Das Rheingold

Première of Richard Wagner's Das Rheingold on February 4, 2012 in the Nationaltheater.

Musical direction: Kent Nagano
Stage direction: Andreas Kriegenburg


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Don Carlo

Première of Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlo on July 1, 2000 in the Nationaltheater.

Musical direction: Zubin Mehta
Stage direction: Jürgen Rose


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Turandot

Première of Giacomo Puccini's Turandot on December 3, 2011 in the Nationaltheater.

Musical direction: Zubin Mehta
Stage direction: Carlus Padrissa - La Fura del Baus


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Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Première of Jacques Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann on October 31, 2011 in the Nationaltheater.

Musical direction: Constantinos Carydis
Stage direction: Richard Jones


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Vatican Concert by the Bavarian State Orchestra

 

Guest Appearance in Japan 2011

 

Munich Opera Festival 2011

 

Mitridate, rè di Ponto

Festival première of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Mitridate, rè di Ponto on July 21, 2011 in the Prinzregententheater.

Musical direction: Ivor Bolton
Stage direction: David Bösch


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Saint François d'Assise

Festival première of Olivier Messiaen's Saint François d'Assise on July 1, 2011 in the Nationaltheater.

Musical direction: Kent Nagano
Stage direction: Hermann Nitsch


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Der Rosenkavalier

Première of Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier on April 20, 1972 at the Nationaltheater.

Musical direction: Leif Segerstam
Stage direction: Jürgen Rose and Otto Schenk


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I Capuleti e i Montecchi

Première of Vincenzo Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi on March 27, 2011 at the Nationaltheater.

Musical direction: Yves Abel
Stage direction: Vincent Boussard


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La fedeltà premiata

Première of Joseph Haydn's La fedeltà premiata on March 25, 2011 in the Cuvilliés-Theater.

A production by the Opera Studio

Musical direction: Christopher Ward
Stage direction: Stewart Laing


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L'Enfant et les sortilèges / Der Zwerg

Première of Maurice Ravel's L'Enfant et les sortilèges und Alexander Zemlinsky's Der Zwerg on February 27, 2011 at the Nationaltheater.

Musical direction: Kent Nagano
Stage direction: Grzegorz Jarzyna


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Rothschild’s Violin / The Decision / Heartland

Première of Rothschild’s Violin / The Decision / Heartland on February 4, 2011 at Marstall.
A co-production with Orchester Jakobsplatz München

Musical direction: Daniel Grossmann
Stage direction: Miron Hakenbeck


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Fidelio

Première of Ludwig van Beethovens Fidelio on December 21, 2010 at the Nationaltheater.

Musical direction: Daniele Gatti
Stage direction: Calixto Bieito


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Nepomuk's Night

Children's Opera after Henry Purcell's The Fairy Queen


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Posters Academy Concerts 2010/11

The posters of the Academy Concerts 2010/11 with motifs by the artist Jeremy Geddes.

www.jeremygeddesart.com


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Rusalka

Première of Antonín Dvořák's Rusalka on October 23, 2010 at the Nationaltheater.

Musical direction: Tomaš Hanus
Stage direction: Martin Kušej


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Munich Opera Festival 2010: A Retrospection

 

Die schweigsame Frau (The Silent Woman)

Festival première of Richard Strauss' Die schweigsame Frau on July 20, 2010 at the Prinzregententheater.

Musical direction: Kent Nagano
Stage direction: Barrie Kosky


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Tosca

Festival première of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca on June 28, 2010 at the Nationaltheater

Musical direction: Fabio Luisi
Stage direction: Luc Bondy


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Medea in Corinto

Première of Giovanni Simone Mayr's Medea in Corinto on June 7, 2010 at the Nationaltheater.

Musical direction: Ivor Bolton
Stage direction: Hans Neuenfels


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Dialogues des Carmélites

Première of Francis Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites on March 28, 2010 at the Nationaltheater.

Musical direction: Kent Nagano
Stage direction: Dmitri Tcherniakov


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Peter Eötvös: Die Tragödie des Teufels (The Tragedy of the Devil)

World première of Peter Eötvös' and Albert Ostermaier's Die Tragödie des Teufels (The Tragedy of the Devil) on February 22, 2010 at the Nationaltheater.

Musical direction: Peter Eötvös/Christopher Ward
Stage direction: Balázs Kovalik


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Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore

Première of Gaetano Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore on December 1, 2009 at the Nationaltheater.

Musical Direction: Juraj Valcuha
Stage Direction: David Bösch


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Pavillon 21 MINI Opera Space

At the 2010 Munich Opera Festival, the Bavarian State Opera will inaugurate a new temporary performance venue on Marstallplatz. The architects at COOP HIMMELB(L)AU have designed a mobile and flexible playing area for this venture.


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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni

Festival première of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni on October 31, 2009 at the Nationaltheater.

Musical Direction: Kent Nagano
Stage Direction: Stephan Kimmig


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Richard Wagner: Lohengrin

Festival première of Richard Wagner's Lohengrin on July 5, 2009 at the Nationaltheater.

Musical Direction: Kent Nagano
Stage Direction: Richard Jones


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Mea culpa

Guest performance of the Burgtheater, Vienna


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Giuseppe Verdi: Aida

Première of Giuseppe Verdi's Aida on June 8, 2009 in the Nationaltheater

Musical Direction: Daniele Gatti
Stage Direction: Christof Nel


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Leoš Janáček: Jenůfa

Première of Leoš Janáček's Jenůfa on April 8, 2009 in the Nationaltheater

Musical Direction: Kirill Petrenko
Stage Direction: Barbara Frey


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Gaetano Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia

Première of Gaetano Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia on February 23, 2009 in the Nationaltheater

Musical Direction: Bertrand de Billy
Stage Direction: Christof Loy


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Alban Berg: Wozzeck

Première of Alban Berg's Wozzeck on November 10, 2008 in the Nationaltheater

Musical Direction: Kent Nagano
Stage Direction: Andreas Kriegenburg


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Hans Pfitzner: Palestrina

Première of Hans Pfitzner's Palestrina on January 19, 2009 in the Nationaltheater

Musical Direction: Simone Young
Stage Direction: Christian Stückl


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Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth

Première of Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth on October 2, 2008 at the Nationaltheater

Musical direction: Nicola Luisotti
Stage direction: Martin Kusej


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Ariadne auf Naxos

Festival première on July 24, 2008

Conductor: Kent Nagano
Stage director: Robert Carsen


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Carmen

"Toréador, en garde!" Captivating rhythms, ravishing melodies. Two machos and a powerful woman: Carmen – plus all the torrid heat of Spain. Just the right blend for passion and death. "A work of shocking immorality!" wrote one disgruntled critic after the world première. He was right – and there's nothing wrong with that. Bizet's masterwork continues to captivate.


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Idomeneo

 

 

Die Bassariden (The Bassarids)

Première "The Bassarids" by Hans Werner Henze on May 19, 2008 at the Nationaltheater

Conductor: Marc Albrecht
Stage director: Christof Loy


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Opera for All 2007

 

 

Der fliegende Holländer

Wagner's gripping early work: a psycho-thriller of operatic literature. Peter Konwitschny has already provoked audiences to delight and disgust with his spectacular Parsifal and Tristan und Isolde productions. This Munich Holländer is something you just "have" to see. A sea and see journey on the waves of the orchestra.


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Ariodante

 

 

 

Un ballo in maschera

Frightfully tragic: there is no cure-all for lovesickness, as Amelia discovers when she seeks out the sorceress Ulrica in hopes of finding an herb to heal her love for the king. Even more tragic: a regicide during a masquerade ball. This brilliant tale of intertwining complications reveals Verdi at his best – "È scherzo od è follia!" "It's a joke, or it's madness!"


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Die Fledermaus

 

Moses und Aron

 

Orlando

The great conflict: fame, success - or selfless love? Orlando's difficult decision process, which literally robs him of his sanity - a musical and visual orgy of sensuality. The last Händel première in the Sir Peter Jonas era is in the hands of the dream team of Munich's baroque productions - David Alden (stage director) and Ivor Bolton (conductor).


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Bombana/Simon/Godani

Mit drei Uraufführungen zu aparten musikalischen Kompositionen - u. a. dem Klavierkonzert von John Adams und Surrogate Cities von Heiner Goebbels -  choreographiert von Davide Bombana, Michael Simon und Jacopo Godani wird die Ballettwoche 2006 eröffnet.


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