The 2007/2008 Season: Metamorphosis, Part 2

The principle of “metamorphosis” as an expression of ongoing exterior change marks the current season; it will determine the dramaturgic content line of the 2007/2008 season: “Ich bin ein anderer als ich war” (“I am not the same person I was”) sings Bacchus in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos. The protagonists of all the works to be premièred undergo an inner transformation process, triggered by a watershed experience or a stroke of fate.

The program line inaugurated in the current season will be carried over in the seven new operatic productions scheduled for 2007/2008. First staged Munich productions of two great 20th century operas continue the line of world premières and performances of modern works: Hans Werner Henze’s Die Bassariden and Ferruccio Busoni’s Doktor Faust. Joining Khovanshchina in the continuing series of works from the Slavic repertoire will be Evgeny Onegin by Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky.
The third point of emphasis, the performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s early works will be accentuated with a new production of Nabucco.

Two further new productions are dedicated to the creativity of our house deities: Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos and Mozart’s Idomeneo. With Händel’s Tamerlano, albeit with a different æsthetic approach to the staging, the Bavarian State Opera will carry on its internationally regarded baroque opera renaissance. back
Jahrespressekonferenz 2007: Dr. Roland Felber, Dr. Ulrike Hessler, GMD Kent Nagano, Ronald Adler