Kirill Petrenko pays tribute to Hermann Levi at the Munich Opera Festival

GermanyGermany Munich Opera Festival – Hermann Levi Memorial Concert: Emanuel Graf (cello), Johanni van Oostrum (soprano), Orchesterakademie des Bayerischen Staatsorchesters (Wagner), Bayerisches Staatsorchester (Brahms, Mozart, Bruch, Mendelssohn) / Kirill Petrenko (conductor). Prinzregententheater, Munich, 23.7.2021. (ALL)

Kirill Petrenko conducts the Hermann Levi Memorial Concert © W. Hösl

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There is huge applause at Munich’s Tristan und Isolde for Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros and Kirill Petrenko

GermanyGermany Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Bavarian State Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor). Nationaltheater, Munich, 4.7.2021 (ALL)

Jonas Kaufmann (Tristan) and Anja Harteros (Isolde) © W. Hösl

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‘Rage, blow!’: Reimann’s Lear returns to Munich with Gerhaher in the title role

GermanyGermany Aribet Riemann, Lear: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Bavarian State Opera / Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor). 30.5.2021 performance at the National Theater, Munich, streamed (directed by Myriam Hoyer) on 1.6.2021. (JPr)

Reimann’s Lear Act II (c) W. Hösl

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Wagner from Davidsen, Kaufmann and Zeppenfeld welcomes audiences back to Munich’s Nationaltheater

GermanyGermany Wagner, Die Walküre Act I (concert performance): Lise Davidsen (soprano), Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Georg Zeppenfeld (bass), Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Asher Fisch (conductor). Livestreamed from the Nationaltheater Munich, 13.5.2021. (JPr)

Wagner’s Die Walküre Act I in Munich’s Nationaltheater

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Barrie Kosky’s disappoiningly unfunny Munich Der Rosenkavalier is redeemed by some strong singing

GermanyGermany Richard Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Bavarian State Opera / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Henning Kasten) on Arte.tv (click here) from the National Theatre, Munich, 21.3.2021. (JPr)

Samantha Hankey (‘Mariandel’), Marlis Petersen (Marschallin) & Christof Fischesser (Ochs)

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From Munich via San Francisco Julia Bullock finds revelatory connections in 900 years of music

United StatesUnited States SoundBox, ‘Lineage’: Julia Bullock (curator, singer), San Francisco Symphony Chorus, San Francisco Girls Chorus, members of San Francisco Symphony / Daniel Stewart (conductor). Recorded at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco and Bavaria Musik Studio in Munich. Presented by SFSymphony+ and first streamed 11.3.2021. (HS)

Julia Bullock

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