Bayerische Staatsoper Announces Cast Change for ‘Otello’

(Credit: Simon Pauly) The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced a cast change for its production of Verdi’s “Otello.” The company noted that Rachel Willis-Sorensen will replace Anja Harteros in the role of Desdemona. Willis-Sorensen has performed at the Royal Opera House, Bayerische Staatsoper, Semperoper Dresden, Wiener Staatsoper, Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Opernhaus Zurich. Her repertoire {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Brian Jagde & Charles Castronovo Lead Bayerische Staatsoper’s 2022-23 Season

The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced its 2022-23 season featuring 10 new productions. Premieres  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 {…}

Bayerische Staatsoper Postpones Haas’s ‘Koma’ & Monteverdi’s ‘Combattimento’ Due the War in Ukraine

The Bayerische Staatsoper has postponed an upcoming production of Georg Friedrich Haas’s 2016 opera “Koma” and Monteverdi’s “Combattimento” due to the war in Ukraine. In a statement, Serge Dorny said, “It is with great regret that we have decided, in consultation with Romeo Castellucci and Teodor Currentzis as well as our Munich and international co-production partners, to postpone the new {…}