Bayerische Staatsoper Announces Changes for Münchner Opernfestspiele

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Bayerische Staatsoper official website)

The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced the cancellation of the performances of Puccini‘s “Turandot” and Wagner‘s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” that were scheduled for July 12, 15, and July 29, 2021, respectively.

The two operas were slated to be performed as part of the Münchner Opernfestspiele. The opera house also announced that the production of Verdi’s “Macbeth” will be postponed for July 26 & 29, while Dvořák’s “Rusalka” has been moved to July 18 & 20, 2021.

“Turandot” was supposed to star Eleonora Buratto in the role of Liù, Brian Jagde as Calaf, and Elena Pankratova in the title role. Jader Bignamini was set to conduct the production by Carlus Padrissa – La Fura dels Baus.

“Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” was supposed to spotlight Wolfgang Koch, Christof Fischesser, Kevin Conners, Martin Gantner, Christian Rieger, Michael Kraus, Ulrich Reß, Dean Power, Caspar Singh, Christian Valle, Peter Lobert, Martin Snell, Tomislav Mužek, Benjamin Bruns, Julia Kleiter, and Claudia Mahnke. Kirill Petrenko was set to conduct the production by David Bösch.

The Münchner Opernfestspiele begins on June 29 with the premiere of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” starring Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros in the title roles.