Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Brian Jagde & Charles Castronovo Lead Bayerische Staatsoper’s 2022-23 SeasonBy Francisco Salazar
The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced its 2022-23 season featuring 10 new productions.
Benedict Andrews directs Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” with Vladimir Jurowski conducting a cast that includes Louise Alder, Avery Amereau, Konstantin Krimmel, Sebastian Kohlhepp, Sandrine Piau, and Christian Gerhaher.
Performance Dates: Oct. 26, 2022-July 17, 2023
Wagner’s “Lohengrin” will be conducted by François-Xavier Roth and directed by film director Kornél Mundruczo. The cast will include Mika Kares, Klaus Florian Vogt, Marlis Petersen, Johan Reuter, Anja Kampe, Andrè Schuen, and Liam Bonthrone.
Performance Dates: Dec. 3, 2022-July 19, 2023
Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” and Schönberg’s “Erwartung” will be conducted by Andrew Manze and directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski. Ausrine Stundyte, Günter Papendell, Victoria Randem, Key’mon Murrah, and Elmira Karakhanova star.
Performance Dates: Jan. 29-July 22, 2023
Prokofiev’s “Krieg und Frieden” will get a new production by Dimitri Tcherniakov. Vladimir Jurowski conducts the ensemble cast that includes Andrei Zhilikhovsky, Olga Kulchynska, Alexandra Yangel, Kevin Conners, Alexander Fedin, Violeta Urmana, Eric Cutler, Emily Sierra, Sergei Leiferkus, and Maxim Paster.
Performance Dates: March 5-July 7, 2023
Sarah Aristidou, Charlotte Hellekant, and Konstantin Krimmel star in Hosokawa’s “Hanjo.” Lothar Koenigs conducts the production by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Performance Dates: May 5-14, 2023
Hosokawa’s “Matsukaze” will be conducted by Johannes Debus and directed by Lotte van den Berg. The cast includes Emily Pogorelc, Anaïk Morel, Martin Snell, and Tom Erik Lie.
Performance Dates: May 6-14, 2023
Monteverdi’s “Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria” will be conducted by Christopher Moulds and directed by Christopher Rüping.
Performance Dates: May 7-18, 2023
Damiano Michieletto brings his vision to Verdi’s “Aida” with Daniele Rustioni conducting. The cast will include Anita Rachvelishvili, Elena Stikhina, Brian Jagde, Alexander Köpeczi, and Luca Salsi.
Performance Dates: May 15-July 30, 2023
Brett Dean’s “Hamlet” makes its Munich premiere with Vladimir Jurowski conducting a production by Neil Armfield. Allan Clayton sings the title role with Caroline Wettergreen, Rod Gilfry, Sophie Koch, Charles Workman, Jacques Imbrailo, and John Tomlinson.
Performance Dates: June 26-July 12, 2023
Handel’s “Semele” will be conducted by Stefano Montanaro and directed by Claus Guth. Brenda Rae sings the title role alongside Michael Spyres, Jonas Hacker, Jakub Józef Orlinski, Emily D’Angelo, Philippe Sly, Delphine Galou, Jessica Niles, and Philippe Sly.
Performance Dates: July 15-25, 2023
Jonas Kaufmann stars in Britten’s “Peter Grimes” with Rachel Willis-Sørensen, and Christopher Purves.
Performance Dates: Sept. 21-30, 2022
Verdi’s “Don Carlo” will be revived with Andrea Battistoni and Daniele Rustioni conducting. The cast will include Ildar Abdrazakov, Stephen Costello, Charles Castronovo, Igor Golovatenko, Ludovic Tézier, Rafał Siwek, Dmitry Ulyanov, Alexander Köpeczi, Krassimira Stoyanova, Maria Agresta, and Clémentine Margaine.
Performance Dates: Sept. 25, 2022-July 31, 2023
Alasdair Kent, Florian Sempey, Renato Girolami, Anna Goryachova, and Roberto Tagliavini star in Rossini’s “La Cenerentola.” Stefano Montanari conducts.
Performance Dates: Oct. 4-11, 2022
Erwin Schrott, Angela Meade, Pavol Breslik, and Teresa Iervolino star in Donizetti’s “Lucrezia Borgia” with Antonino Fogliani conducting.
Performance Dates: Oct. 12-22, 2022
Malin Byström, Claudio Sgura, and Jonas Kaufmann highlight Puccini’s “La Fanciulla del West” with Daniele Rustioni conducting.
Performance Dates: Oct. 16-28, 2022
Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera” will star Charles Castronovo, George Petean, Anja Harteros, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, and Mirjam Mesak.
Performance Dates: Nov. 6-15, 2022
Violeta Urmana, Elena Pankratova, Vida Miknevičiūtė, John Daszak, and Károly Szemerédy star in Strauss’ “Elektra.” Vladimir Jurowski conducts the revival.
Performance Dates: Nov. 17-27, 2022
Mozart’s “Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail” will star Nadezhda Pavlova, Katrina Galka, Pavol Breslik, Brenton Ryan, and Patrick Guetti. Giedrė Šlekytė conducts. The second cast also includes Caroline Wettergreen, Alasdair Kent, and Jonas Hacker.
Performance Dates: Nov. 19, 2022-April 14, 2023
Tareq Nazmi, Jonas Hacker, Milan Siljanov, Olga Pudova, and Emily Pogorelc lead Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte.” Gianluca Capuano conducts.
Performance Dates: Nov. 28 -Dec. 4, 2022
Humperdinck’s “Hänsel und Gretel” returns for the holiday season. Milan Siljanov, Lindsay Ammann, Emily Sierra, Elbenita Kajtazi, and Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke lead the first cast while the second cast includes Lindsay Ammann, Daria Proszek, Emily Pogorelc, and Kevin Conners. Titus Engel conducts.
Performance Dates: Dec. 9-18, 2022
Elena Guseva, Mirjam Mesak, Charles Castronovo, and Lucas Meachem star in Puccini’s “La Bohème” with Juraj Valcuha conducting.
Performance Dates: Dec. 19-28, 2022
Bálint Szabó, Helena Zubanovich, Selene Zanetti, and Martin Snell star in Smetana’s “The Bartered Bride.” Gábor Káli conducts.
Performance Dates: Dec. 29, 2022-Jan. 7, 2023
The Munich opera house rings in the New Years with J. Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus” starring Johannes Martin Kränzle, Elena Pankratova, Jochen Schmeckenbecher, Lindsay Ammann, Galeano Salas, Christoph Pohl, Ulrich Reß, and Deanna Breiwick. Tomáš Hanus conducts.
Performance Dates: Dec. 31, 2022-Jan. 12, 2023
Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” will star Etienne Dupuis, Elena Guseva, Bogdan Volkov, and Günther Groissböck. Timur Zangiev conducts.
Performance Dates: Jan. 14-20, 2023
Antonino Fogliani conducts Verdi’s “I Masnadieri” with a cast that includes Bálint Szabó, Charles Castronovo, Igor Golovatenko, and Lisette Oropesa.
Performance Dates: Jan. 21-28, 2023
Tómas Tómasson, Christian Rieger, Ivan Ludlow, Jamez McCorkle, Thomas Blondelle, Jochen Schmeckenbecher, Andrew Watts, Matthias Klink, Angela Denoke, Erika Sunnegårdh, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Graham Valentine, Liam Bonthrone, and Marc Bodnar star in Reimann’s “Lear.” Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts.
Performance Dates: Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2023
Titus Engel conducts Lehar’s “Giuditta” with Vida Miknevičiūtė, Daniel Behle, Kerstin Avemo, Jonas Hacker, and Jochen Schmeckenbecher.
Performance Dates: Feb. 12-21, 2023
Anja Harteros sings the title role of Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” alongside Boris Pinkhasovich and Joshua Guerrero. Carlo Rizzi conducts.
Performance Dates: Feb. 16-25, 2023
Strauss’ “Salome” will star Gerhard Siegel, Waltraud Meier, Vida Miknevičiūtė, Iain Paterson, and Evan LeRoy Johnson. Camilla Nylund and Wolfgang Koch star during the Muncih Opera Festival. Mikko Franck conducts.
Performance Dates: March 1-July 14, 2023
Vladimir Jurowski conducts Penderecki’s “Die Teufel von Loudun.” Ausrine Stundyte, Ursula Hesse von den Steinen, Nadezhda Gulitskaya, Lindsay Ammann, Danae Kontora, and Nadezhda Karyazina star.
Performance Dates: March 11-16, 2023
Cavalli’s “La Calisto” will star Dominique Visse, Roberta Mameli, Teresa Iervolino, Milan Siljanov, Nikolay Borchev, Louise Alder, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, Anthony Gregory, and Douglas Williams. Christopher Moulds conducts.
Performance Dates: March 19-28, 2023
Lothar Koenigs conducts Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos” with Tara Erraught, Andreas Schager, Olga Pudova, and Okka von der Damerau.
Performance Dates: March 23-30, 2023
Stuart Skelton, René Pape, Anja Harteros, Wolfgang Koch, Sean Michael Plumb, and Jamie Barton star in Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde.” Juraj Valcuha conducts.
Performance Dates: April 6-July 29, 2023
Lothar Koenig conducts Weber’s “Der Freischutz” with Bálint Szabó, Julia Kleiter, Mirjam Mesak, Nicholas Brownlee, Eric Cutler, and Wilhelm Schwinghammer.
Performance Dates: April 16-25, 2023
Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Joseph Calleja, and Artur Rucinski star in Verdi’s “La Traviata” with Francesco Ivan Ciampa conducting.
Performance Dates: April 20-26, 2023
Amartuvshin Enkhbat and Ekaterina Semenchuk lead Verdi’s “Nabucco.” The cast is rounded out by Robert Watson, Roberto Tagliavini, and Rihab Chaieb with Daniele Rustioni conducting.
Performance Dates: April 30-May 9, 2023
Asmik Grigorian sings the title role of Dvorak’s “Rusalka” alongside Günther Groissböck, Lindsay Ammann, Dmytro Popov, and Ewa Płonka.
Performance Dates: May 14-19, 2023
Ermonela Jaho leads Poulenc’s “Dialogues of the Carmelites” alongside Evan LeRoy Johnson, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Véronique Gens, and Stéphanie d’Oustrac. Johannes Debus conducts.
Performance Dates: June 5-11, 2023
Janacek’s “The Cunning Little Vixen” will be led by Wolfgang Koch, Lindsay Ammann, Jonas Hacker, Martin Snell, Milan Siljanov, Liam Bonthrone, Elena Tsallagova, Mirjam Mesak, and Angela Brower. Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts.
Performance Dates: June 10-20, 2023
Fabio Sartori, Gerald Finley, and Anja Harteros star in Verdi’s “Otello” with Myung-Whun Chung conducting.
Performance Dates: June 27 & 30, 2023
There will be recitals by Anja Harteros, Benjamin Bernheim, Christian Gerhaher, and JonasKaufmann.