Der Rosenkavalier at the Bayerisches Staatsoper: the end of an era or the beginning of a new one?

GermanyGermany R. Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra des Bayerisches Staatsoper / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Nationaltheater Munich, 11.5.2022 (ALL)

Marlis Petersen (Marschallin), Christof Fischesser (Ochs) and Samantha Hankey (‘Mariandel’) © Wilfried Hösl

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Barrie Kosky’s life-affirming Cunning Little Vixen at the Staatsoper in Munich

GermanyGermany Janáček, The Cunning Little Vixen: Soloists, Chorus, Children’s chorus and Orchestra of the Bayerische Staatsoper / Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (conductor). Nationaltheater, Munich, 30.1.2022. (ALL)

Elena Tsallagova (l, Sharp-Ears) and Angela Brower (r, Gold-Spur) © Wilfried Hösl

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Contributors look back on events Seen and Heard in 2021

Reflecting on the past year – and perhaps with their hopes for the future – are … MARK BERRY: It has, for reasons all too obvious, been another strange musical year. Whereas in 2020 we had just over two months of ‘normality’, an apparently auspicious beginning to Beethoven Year, followed by the Great Deafness, intermittently … Read more