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Diana Damrau Cancels Final Two Performances In Munich
Diana Damrau has canceled the final two performances of "Lucia di Lammermoor" at the Bayerische Staatsoper. The company announced via Twitter that Damrau would not be able to sing the final two performances on Dec. 12 and 15 due to illness. As a result, Olga Pudova will take over the run.  Pudova has been acclaimed as one of the promising coloratura sopranos of her generations. She recently sang Olympia in "Les…
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Adela Zaharia To Make Her Bayerische Staatsoper
Diana Damrau has canceled the first performance of "Lucia di Lammermoor." The Bayerische Staatsoper announced via Twitter that Damrau canceled due to illness.As a result, Operalia winner Adela Zaharia will fill in as Lucia Ashton and will be making her house debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper.Romanian Zaharia recently won the 2017 first place winner of Operalia and returns to the Deutsche Oper am Rhein ensemble where her roles include the…
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Bayerische Staatsoper 2017-18 Review – Così Fan Tutte: Eye-Catching Couples, Comedy and Camaraderie Display Mozart’s Magic
"Così fan tutte" has often been a vehicle for some terrific singing as the third and final Mozart opera penned by Lorenzo Da Ponte. That was again the case Friday night at the Bayerische Staatsoper as a cast of rising stars showcased their respective talents in octogenarian Dieter Dorn’s production. When something has lasted for almost a quarter century, there is usually good reason for it. Dorn’s "Così" first debuted…
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No Small Parts – Mezzo Tara Erraught on Her Met Debut, Keys to Vocal Success
“To see the elephants. The lights. The action. I was sold. I didn’t understand why I had to go to school because I knew what I wanted right away. I thought it was the most amazing magical night ever.” That was mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught’s description of her first ever experience at the Arena di Verona as a 13-year-old. The Dundalk, Ireland native had already been singing for years, but her…
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Cast Change: Major Cancellations In Munich & London
As the 2017-18 season continues two major cast changes have been announced from Munich and London. At the Bayerische Staatsoper Margarita Gritskova will fill in for pregnant Anett Fritsch as Cherubino in the company’s new production of “Le Nozze Di Figaro.” The role will mark Gritskova’s debut with the company. This season will also see Gritskova make her role debut in the title role of Carmen at the Vienna State Opera…
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Bayerische Staatsoper Streams ‘Tannhäuser’ Starring Anja Harteros, Klaus Florian Vogt This Weekend
This weekend, audiences not able to head to Munich will get a chance to see a live performance of Wagner’s “Tannhäuser” from the Staatsoper. The performance kicks off at 9:45 p.m. CET, though the performance officially kicks off at 6 p.m. local time on Sunday July 9 and features Kirill Petrenko at the podium, leading the production by Romeo Castellucci. The opera stars Klaus Florian Vogt in the title role…
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Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko And All The Major Stars in Bayerische Staatsoper’s 2017-18 Season
No opera house has more superstars on the roster next season than the Bayerische Staatsoper. Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann, arguably the two biggest stars in the opera world, will both appear in Munich in 2017-18, albeit in limited runs. Their appearances in America are limited to a total of eight shows between the two of them. In Munich, that number is 12. Netrebko is only getting two performances of…
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CD/DVD Releases -Week of March 6: Krassimira Stoyanova Enchants With ‘Verismo’
This week sees the release of a world premiere recording as well as a DVD of one of Verdi's most popular operas. It also sees another Verismo album. Check it out! Telemaco Simon Mayr's "Telemaco" will be released by Naxos with members of the Bayersiche Staatsoper. Conducted by Franz Hauk, this marks the world premiere recording of the rarely performed opera. For those not familiar with the composer's work, he…
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Jonas Kaufmann’s ‘Andrea Chenier’ to Be Live Streamed From The Bayerische Staatsoper
The Bayerische Staatsoper has added a live stream to its series for 2017. The company announced that on March 18 opera-lovers from all around the globe will have the chance to experience tenor Jonas Kaufmann in Giordano's "Andrea Chénier." The tenor will star in director Philipp Stölzl’s new production alongside soprano Anja Harteros, in her role debut as Maddalena di Coigny, and Luca Salsi as Carlo Gérard. Omer Meir Wellber will conduct the opera which is slated to…
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Bayerische Staatsoper Offering Free Opera Live Streams, Including ‘Semiramide’ Starring Joyce DiDonato on Feb. 26
Want to watch operas in Munich but don’t live anywhere near Germany? That will no longer be a problem starting this Sunday as the Bayerische Staatsoper has announced that opera lovers will be able to stream performances for free (!) from Munich live and in full online, by clicking on staatsoper.tv. The productions will utilize four to six cameras with up to 40 microphones in the orchestra pit and on the…