Munich Opera Festival 2016

Nationaltheater (Foto: Felix Löchner)
Nationaltheater (Foto: Felix Löchner)

The Bayerische Staatsoper is once again delighted to extend a warm invitation to the Munich Opera Festival, taking place from 25th June until 31st July. The focal point of this year's festival are five premieres - including two world premieres. Opening the festival will be the premiere of Fromental Halévy's La Juive. In addition to the new production of Jean-Philippe Rameau's opéra-ballet Les Indes Galantes the Festival Studio will be staging Mauricio Kagel's Mare Nostrum as well as the world premieres of Hauke Berheide's Mauerschau and Tonguecat by Saskia Bladt and Torsten Herrmann. The festival will also feature all the new productions from the 2015/16 season: Mefistofele, The Fiery Angel, South Pole, Un ballo in maschera and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.


Performances with Kirill Petrenko conducting

Kirill Petrenko in Juni 2016 (Foto: Wilfried Hösl)
Kirill Petrenko in Juni 2016 (Foto: Wilfried Hösl)

Alongside the premieres, the programme also includes fourteen repertoire performances with stellar casts. General Music Director Kirill Petrenko will direct three works: Tannhäuser, Die Frau ohne Schatten and Lady Macbeth von Mzensk. He will also conduct the Festival Concert by the Orchestra Academy in Prinzregententheater.

 

 


Repertoire and recitals

Lady Macbeth von Mzensk: Anja Kampe (Katerina Lwowna Ismailowa) und Misha Didyk (Sergej)
Lady Macbeth von Mzensk: Anja Kampe (Katerina Lwowna Ismailowa) und Misha Didyk (Sergej)

As every year, the premiere cast of this year's season returns completely: Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros reprise their premiere run role in Philipp Stölzl's new production Andrea Chénier;  Elīna Garanča and Matthew Polenzani take on the roles in La Favorite. Anja Kampe, Sergey Skorokhodov and Anatoli Kotscherga return in Lady Macbeth von Mzensk and Joyce DiDonato as Semiramide. In addition, Georg Zeppenfeld sings alongside Klaus Florian Vogt and Christian Gerhaher in Tannhäuser.

This year's festival programme also includes four recitals, featuring the singers Thomas Hampson (28th June), Anja Harteros (12th July), Christian Gerhaher (17th July) und Diana Damrau (20th July).