Bayerische Staatsoper to Stream ‘The Queen of Spades’ with Asmik Grigorian

(Credit: W. Hösl) The Bayerische Staatsoper is set to stream its new production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades.” The company will showcase the opera on Feb. 10, 2024, on its Staatsoper.TV and on Medici.TV. This brand-new production is conducted by young maestro Aziz Shokhakimov and directed by Benedict Andrews. The production features Set Design by Rufus Didwiszus, Costume Design by Victoria Behr, {…}

Bayerische Staatsoper Announces Conductor Change for ‘Pelleas et Melisande’

The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced a conductor change for its production of “Pelléas et Mélisande.” According to a statement from conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, “For personal reasons, I have to limit my activities in the coming months and therefore very much regret that I have to cancel my participation in the new production of Claude Debussy’s ‘Pelléas et Mélisande’ at the {…}

Bayerische Staatsoper Announces Change to ‘Il Barbiere di Sivilgia’ Performance Due to Strike

The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced that the performance on Nov. 15 of “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” will be performed in concert form. The company said that due to the strike in the collective bargaining round for public sector employees, the performance of “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” will take place in concert form. The Bavarian State Orchestra will play Gioachino Rossini’s {…}

Ildar Abdrazakov Withdraws from Bayerische Staatsoper’s ‘Boris Godunov’

Ildar Abdrazakov has withdrawn from upcoming performances of “Boris Goduonov” at the Bayerische Staatsoper. The company noted that Ukrainian bass Alexander Tsymbalyuk will replace the controversial Russian bass. The news comes days after the Bayerische Staatsoper released a statement regarding his hiring and said, “We have the two existing contracts for the opera festival. We value him as an artist {…}