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This highly acclaimed production from the Bayerische Staatsoper, a powerful and fascinating re-interpretation of Dvořák fairy-tale opera Rusalka, was a revelation: the young, up-and-coming Latvian soprano, Krístīne Opolaís, whose performance was rightly hailed by the press as "one of the most vivid and striking accomplishments seen on an opera stage in a long time" (Vienna's leading daily Der Standard). With her supple and velvety soprano voice, her captivating physical beauty and her hauntingly moving stage presence, Krístīne Opolaís perfectly embodies the role of the water nymph who becomes a human being in order to find love.
Alban Berg: Wozzeck. Trailer of the première at the Bavarian State Opera, Munich on November 10, 2008 Musical direction: Kent Nagano Stage direction: Andreas Kriegenburg With: Michael Volle (Wozzeck), Michaela Schuster (Marie), Kevon Conners (Andres), Jürgen Müller (Tambourmajor) a.o.
The Munich Opera Festival, taking place from 25th June until 31st July. The focal point of this year's festival are five premieres - including two world premieres. Opening the festival will be the premiere of Fromental Halévy's La Juive. In addition to the new production of Jean-Philippe Rameau's opéra-ballet Les Indes Galantes the Festival Studio will be staging Mauricio Kagel's Mare Nostrum as well as the world premieres of Hauke Berheide's Mauerschau and Tonguecat by Saskia Bladt and Torsten Herrmann. The festival will also feature all the new productions from the 2015/16 season: Mefistofele, The Fiery Angel, South Pole, Un ballo in maschera and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Calling all feminist activists, nudists, Cleveland-based Democrats, and people overdue for a laundry day. Photo...
Gaetano Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia. Trailer of the première on February 23, 2009 at the Bavarian State Oper, Munich Musical direction: Bertrand de Billy Stage direction: Christof Loy With: Edita Gruberova (Lucrezia Borgia), Pavol Breslik, (Gennaro), Franco Vassallo (Don Alfonso), Alice Coote (Maffio Orsini) a.o. www.staatsoper.de
Trailer of the première at the Bavarian State Opera, Munich on October 31, 2009 Musical direction: Kent Nagano Stage direction: Stephan Kimmig With: Mariusz Kwiecien (Don Giovanni), Phillip Ens (Il Commendatore), Ellie Dehn (Donna Anna), Pavol Breslik (Don Ottavio), Maija Kovalevska (Donna Elvira), Alex Esposito (Leporello), Laura Tatulescu (Zerlina), Levente Molnár (Masetto)
Trailer of Richard Wagner's GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, premièred on June 30, 2012 at the Bavarian State Opera, Munich Musical direction: Kent Nagano Stage direction: Andreas Kriegenburg With Nina Stemme, Stephen Gould, Michaela Schuster, Wolfgang Koch, Iain Paterson, Anna Gabler a.o. A trailer by Verena Maria Kalenda und Christine Rautschka (Film production: Große Klappe)
Become part of an art installation! Participate: www.staatsoper.de/tunick The American artist Spencer Tunick and the Bavarian State Opera will implement a unique art installation on occasion of the opening of the Munich Opera Festival on the weekend of June 23 and 24. Do not miss this chance and become part of a spectacular piece of art! Inspired by Richard Wagner's „The Ring of the Nibelung", the artist and YOU will create the ring in Munich's city centre.
Trailer of the première of RUSALKA by Antonín Dvořák on Oct 23, 2010 at the Nationaltheater, Munich. Musical direction: Tomaš Hanus Stage direction: Martin Kušej With: Kristine Opolais (Rusalka), Klaus Florian Vogt (The Prince), Nadia Krasteva (The Foreign Princess), Günther Groissböck (The Water Goblin), Janina Baechle (The Witch) a.o.
The Bavarian State Opera opened the 2012 Munich Opera Festival with an installation by famed artist Spencer Tunick on June 23. Tunick's new work is entitled THE RING and in it about 1,700 of art lovers posed nude at several venues in downtown Munich. www.staatsoper.de/tunick
Trailer of Richard Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD, premièred on February 4, 2012 at the Bavarian State Opera, Munich Musical direction: Kent Nagano Stage direction: Andreas Kriegenburg With Johan Reuter, Sophie Koch, Wolfgang Koch, Stefan Margita a.o. A trailer by Verena Maria Kalenda und Christine Rautschka (Film production: Große Klappe)