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Watch "L'Orfeo" live on STAATSOPER.TV!

On Sunday, July 27, the Bayerische Staatsoper will be streaming the season's ninth and last performance on STAATSOPER.TV. This time, General Manager Nikolaus Bachler is presenting the work that is considered to mark the birth of opera as an art form: Claudio Monteverdi's "favola in musica" L’Orfeo.

In the new production by David Bösch, who was responsible for the stagings of Gaetano Donizetti's L’elisir d’amore or Wolfgang A. Mozart's Mitridate, rè di Ponto, Baritone Christian Gerhaher will be singing the title role. Baroque specialist Ivor Bolton is conducting the Monteverdi-Continuo-Ensemble.

The live audiovisual broadcast will start at 6 p.m. (CET) at The service is free of charge to viewers.

Claudio Monteverdi
Sun., July 27, 2014, 6 p.m. (CET)

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Verdi's "La forza del destino" on ARTE

La forza del destino: Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros
The 2014 Munich Opera Festival and thus the 2013/14 season will end with a revival of Martin Kušej’s new production of La forza del destino, which opened in December 2013.

Arte will be transmitting the show on July 28, with Anja Harteros and Jonas Kaufmann in the leads. The Bayerisches Staatsorchester will be conducted by Asher Fisch.

Giuseppe Verdi
La forza del destino
Mon., July 28, 2014, 9.50 p.m. (CET)
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The 2014 Munich Opera Festival

Das Nationaltheater während der Münchner Opernfestspiele (Foto: Felix Löchner)
The Bayerische Staatsoper is opening its doors for the 2014 Munich Opera Festival. Alongside the premieres of Gioachino Rossini's Guillaume Tell and Claudio Monteverdi's L’Orfeo, the programme once again includes a wide range of repertoire performances and vocal recitals.

An innovation this year is the Festival in the Reithalle, an external venue in which the Bayerische Staatsoper will be presenting experimental musical theatre Projects.

The programme also includes Anna Netrebko's role début as Lady Macbeth along-side La Traviata with Diana Damrau and Joseph Calleja. Anja Harteros will be interpreting works by Franz Schubert at her Solo Recital, additionally she will give her Munich role début as Tosca and will be presenting her celebrated interpretation of Leonora in La forza del destino. This production also features Jonas Kaufmann, who will further perform a solo recital on the stage of Bayerische Staatsoper. Edita Gruberova is returning to the Bayerische Staatsoper in her classic role of Donna Lucrezia Borgia in Donizetti's opera seria, with Pavol Breslik as Gennaro.


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