Munich, 5 May 2022
PRESS RELEASE: THE 2022-23 SEASON AT THE BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER
In the presence of the Bavarian State Minister for Science and the Arts, Markus Blume, General Manager Serge Dorny, together with General Music Director Vladimir Jurowski and the new Director of the Bayerisches Staatsballett, Laurent Hilaire, presented the new 2022-23 season this morning.
Ten new productions by the Bayerische Staatsoper, under the season's motto Songs of War and Love, as well as three new productions by the Bayerisches Staatsballett, the second edition of the UniCredit Septemberfest and the Ja, Mai festival, as well as the 500th anniversary of the Bayerisches Staatsorchester set the stage for the coming season in the divisions of the Bayerische Staatsoper.
In the press section on the website, the digital press kit and the digital annual preview for the 2022-23 season are now available for download
COSI FAN TUTTE
General Music Director Vladimir Jurowski opens the new season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Così fan tutte. Director Benedict Andrews works on a production at the Bayerische Staatsoper for the first time.
Kornél Mundruczó makes his debut with his production of Richard Wagner's Lohengrin. The second premiere of the 2022-23 season is under the Musical Direction of François-Xavier Roth.
DIDO AND AEANAS / ERWARTUNG
Krzysztof Warlikowski returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper for Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas combined with Arnold Schoenberg's Erwartung. Andrew Manze takes the podium of the Bayerische Staatsorchester.
KRIEG UND FRIEDEN (WAR AND PEACE)
General Music Director Vladimir Jurowski is the Musical Director for the premiere of Sergei S. Prokofiev's Krieg und Frieden (War and Peace) in a production by Dmitri Tcherniakov.
Giuseppe Verdi's Aida will be conducted by Daniele Rustioni and staged by Damiano Michieletto.
During the 2023 Munich Opera Festival, Hamlet by Brett Dean will premiere under the Musical Direction of General Music Director Vladimir Jurowski in a Glyndebourne premiere production by Neil Armfield.
Claus Guth directs Semele by Georg Friedrich Händel, the second premiere at the Munich Opera Festival. Stefano Montanari takes over the Musical Direction
UNICREDIT SEPTEMBERFEST 2022
The UniCredit Septemberfest begins with an Opera for All concert in Rosenheim, on Friday 16 September 2022. Daniele Rustioni conducts the Bayerische Staatsorchester. Following the concert, the new season will be celebrated for ten days up until 25 September 2022. The versatile programme offers concerts, operas, ballets, films and other projects. As in the previous year, visitors can expect a diverse programme as part of the Kaiserhoffest: In addition to performances, plays and other performance formats, the trades of the Bayerische Staatsoper provide an insight into the departments of props and make-up, for example.
JA, MAI 2023
The second edition of the Ja, Mai Festival combines contemporary music theatre with other genres and art forms such as spoken theatre, visual arts and dance.
The artistic framework of the 2023 festival is defined by Lotte van den Berg, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Christopher Rüping as well as the visual artists Alicja Kwade and Rirkrit Tiravanija. It is musically designed by Johannes Debus and Christopher Moulds.
500 YEARS BAYERISCHES STAATSORCHESTER AND THE 2022-23 SEASON
The Bayerische Staatsorchester celebrates its 500th anniversary in 2023. This anniversary will be honoured with various event formats.
In addition to the Academy and Chamber Concerts, a ceremony at the Nationaltheater at the beginning of the anniversary year under the Musical Direction of General Music Director Vladimir Jurowski will open the festivities.
Vladimir Jurowski will be joined by Joseph Bastian, Yuri Simonov and Robert Jindra on the podium for the symphonic concerts of the State Orchestra. For the orchestra's anniversary, Zubin Mehta returns to Munich to conduct his former orchestra at the 4th Academy Concert.
LAURENT HILAIRE NEW BALLET DIRECTOR OF THE BAYRISCHES STAATSBALLET
The Bavarian State Minister for Science and the Arts, Markus Blume, announced his decision to appoint Laurent Hilaire as the new Ballet Director of the Bayerisches Staatsballett at today's annual press conference.
Laurent Hilaire became a member of the Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris after completing his training at the Paris Opera Ballet School in 1979. In 1985 he was appointed as an “Etoile” by Rudolf Nureyev and remained as such at the Paris Opera Ballet for 22 years. Together with Élisabeth Platel, Sylvie Guillem, Isabelle Guérin, Élisabeth Maurin and Manuel Legris, Laurent Hilaire belongs to the so-called "Nureyev generation".
He was a guest soloist with the Royal Ballet in London, Milan's La Scala, American Ballet Theater, the Australian Ballet and the Staatsballett Berlin. In 2011 he was appointed as “Maître de ballet associé à la direction de la danse”. Then, he worked closely with Brigitte Lefèvre, artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet.
Since 2017, Laurent Hilaire was artistic director of the Stanislavsky Ballet. He stepped down from this position in February 2022.
Laurent Hilaire will take up his post on Monday, 9 May 2022, succeeding Igor Zelensky, who announced his resignation at the beginning of April 2022 after seven years as Ballet Director of the Bayerisches Staatsballett for personal reasons.
2022-23 SEASON: BAYERISCHES STAATSBALLETT
With the UniCredit Septemberfest 2022 in the Nationaltheater, the Bayerische Staatsballett starts into the 2022-23 season with the Herzkammern(Heart Chambers) double bill. Also in September, members of the ensemble present the dance theatre piece The Fish Who Found The Sea as part of the Kids & Co programme. Shortly before Christmas, the curtain rises for the season’s first premiere: The world premiere of the Tchaikovsky Overtures (working title) by Alexei Ratmansky. To commence the Ballet Festival Week at the end of March 2023, with the new production Schmetterling the ensemble presents works by Sol León und Paul Lightfoot for the first time. Already in October, with Romeo and Juliet we see the return of the most famous lovers in literary and theatre history to the stage, and with La Bayadère in May 2023 we’ll enjoy another classic following a break of several years. The programme also features the modern triple bill, Passages, the neo-classical Jewels by George Balanchine, Roland Petit’s Coppélia, Christopher Wheeldon’s family opus Cinderella and A Midsummer Night's Dream by John Neumeier. Another edition of Heute ist morgen(Today is tomorrow) follows with the opening of the 2023 Opera Festival. In total, the Bayerisches Staatsballett presents eleven different productions in 2022-2023.
KIND & CO // OFFSTAGE
Offstage 360, the Bayerische Staatsoper's Kids & Co programme, presents three new productions in the new season: Wie der Fisch zum Meer fand (How the Fish Found the Sea), Spring doch and Get Lost. The production Der Mondbär also returns to the repertoire in the new season. Orpheus in Love, a film by Axel Ranisch, will be shown for the first time as part of the Kaiserhof Festival. During the Flower Power Munich festival, Kind & Co will host Freiham Moves in spring 2023. The Stelldichein! series seeks direct dialogue with the city in all its diversity.
ADVANCE TICKET SALES
A shorter sales rhythm will be maintained in the coming season.
Written orders using the online form in the schedule are available now for all performances in the 2022-23 season. Processing of orders will begin two months prior to each performance date.
ONLINE, COUNTER, TELEPHONE
Starting one month before the respective performance date, direct sales begin online, by phone and at the box office. If this day falls on a Sunday or public holiday, sales begin on the working day before.
Subscription series and further information on subscriptions can be found on the website of the Bayerische Staatsoper.
THE BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER THANKS ITS PARTNERS
A great thank you goes to the Global Partner BMW. The Bayerische Staatsoper looks forward to joint events such as Opera for All and to the realisation of new, innovative projects for the preservation of art and music in our society. The Bayerische Staatsoper would also like to thank HypoVereinsbank - Member of UniCredit for making the UniCredit Septemberfest possible at the start of the season and for supporting the Opera for All concert in Rosenheim as a co-partner. Furthermore, thanks are due to Siemens AG as the main partner of the Hermann Levi Academy, the Excellence Partner, the RH Group of Companies, the Ambassador of the Bayerische Staatsorchester Julia Frohwitter, the couple Prof. Dr. h. c. Roland and Karin Berger as Avantgarde Partners of the Bayerische Staatsoper as well as Van Cleef & Arpels, project partner for the Bayerische Staatsballett and all other sponsors.
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