The 2016/17 season at the Bayerische Staatsoper

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The 2016/17 season at the Bayerische Staatsoper

General Manager Nikolaus Bachler and General Music Director Kirill Petrenko have eight opera premieres in store for the 2016/17 season. The season's theme is Was folgt [What follows]: "This expression suggests just as much ending as new beginning. The question as to the consequences of our own actions in an ever more complex world leaves us all too often confused and provides the subject matter for our premieres – two of which are under the direction of Kirill Petrenko," reveals Nikolaus Bachler.

The General Music Director is collaborating with Harry Kupfer on a new production of Dmitri Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. In May 2017, Kirill Petrenko will tackle Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser for the first time. The production is by Romeo Castellucci. The first premiere of the season will be Gaetano Donizetti's La Favorite with Elīna Garanča in the title role. Conductor Michele Mariotti will make his house debut with Semiramide. Celebrating its first performance on stage at the Bayerische Staatsoper will be Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chénier with Anja Harteros and Jonas Kaufmann. The Munich Opera Festival will open with Franz Schreker's Die Gezeichneten under the musical direction of Ingo Metzmacher. The Festival will also feature the house debut of young director and puppeteer Nikolaus Habjan, who will bring Carl Maria von Weber's Oberon to the Munich stage. The eighth new production of the season will be the Opera Studio's premiere of Gian Carlo Menotti's The Consul in March.

The new director of the Bayerisches Staatsballett, Igor Zelensky, has revealed his plans for the Munich company: Yuri Grigorovich's Spartacus continues the Munich penchant for presenting productions which have broken new ground throughout the history of ballet. Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland will open the 2017 Ballet Festival, during which the Staatsballett will also play host to the Stanislavsky Theatre Ballet, with their performance of Mayerling. A contemporary mixed bill evening, repertoire performances of Giselle, La Fille mal gardée, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Symphony in C / In the Night / Adam is and La Bayadère complete the programme.

The premieres of the 2016/17 season

Gaetano Donizetti
La Favorite
Musical direction: Karel Mark Chichon
Stage direction: Amélie Niermeyer
Premiere on October 23, 2016 at the Nationaltheater

Dmitri Schostakowitsch
Lady Macbeth von Mzensk
Musical direction: Kirill Petrenko
Stage direction: Harry Kupfer
Premiere on November 28, 2016 at the Nationaltheater

Yuri Grigorovich
Musical direction: Karen Durgaryan
Music: Aram Chatschaturjan
Premiere on December, 22 2016 at the Nationaltheater

Gioachino Rossini
Musical direction: Michele Mariotti
Stage direction: David Alden
Premiere on February 12, 2017 at the Nationaltheater

Umberto Giordano
Andrea Chénier
Musical direction: Omer Meir Wellber
Stage direction: Philipp Stölzl
Premiere on March 12, 2017 at the Nationaltheater

Christopher Wheeldon
Alice im Wunderland
Musical direction: Myron Romanul
Music: Joby Talbot
Premiere on April 03, 2017 at the Nationaltheater

Gian Carlo Menotti
The Consul
Operastudio of the Bayerische Staatsoper
Premiere on March 28, 2017 at the Cuvilliés-Theater

Richard Wagner
Musical direction: Kirill Petrenko
Stage direction: Romeo Castellucci
Premiere on May 21, 2017 at the Nationaltheater

Munich Opera Festival 2017

Franz Schreker 
Die Gezeichneten
Musical direction: Ingo Metzmacher
Stage direction: Krzysztof Warlikowski
Premiere on July 01, 2017 at the Nationaltheater

Carl Maria von Weber
Musical direction: Ivor Bolton
Stage direction: Nikolaus Habjan
Premiere on July 21, 2017 at the Prinzregententheater