Repertoire 2024–25 

September to December

The first revival on the program in September is Tosca in the new production from May 2024, now with Lise Davidsen in the title role. This is followed by Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Die tote Stadt, once again with Klaus Florian Vogt in the role of Paul, and Turandot with Sondra Radvanovsky, who sings the title role for the first time at the Bayerische Staatsoper. The new production of the 2024 Opera Festival Le Grand Macabre then returns, again with Kent Nagano as Musical Director. This is followed by L'elisir d'amorewith a promising young cast. November continues with Lucia di Lammermoor and Mieczysław Weinberg's Die Passagierin, directed by Tobias Kratzer, a new production for the 2023/24 season. Aida follows in December with Elena Stikhina in the title role, Elīna Garanča as Amneris and Erwin Schrott as Ramfis. Hansel and Gretel and Die Zauberflöte then return to the repertoire, just in time for Christmas and featuring singers from the local ensemble and opera studio, the former also as a school performance.
Gerald Finley can be seen as Macbeth in Verdi's dark opera of the same name, while Jonathan Tetelman sings his opponent Macduff.

January to March

The year 2025 begins with Le nozze di Figaro and the debut of Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Following up withLucrezia Borgia, Un ballo in maschera and La bohème, three classics of the Italian repertoire, the latter featuring the house debut of New Zealand tenor Pene Pati in the role of Rodolfo. Just in time for the carnival season, Barrie Kosky's production of Die Fledermaus is back on the program, this time with Julia Kleiter as Rosalinde. Two further productions by Barrie Kosky follow in March: The Das schlaue Füchslein and Der Rosenkavalier. Piotr Beczała will sing the role of Don José in Carmen for the first time at the Bayerische Staatsoper, and Asmik Grigorian will sing the role of Senta in Der fliegende Holländer, also for the first time in Munich.

April to June

Three more classics from the Italian repertoire follow in April 2025: Madama Butterfly, La Cenerentolaand Puccini's Manon Lescaut. Sebastian Weigle takes over the musical direction of Pique Dame, while former General Music Director Zubin Mehta returns to conduct the Bayerische Staatsorchester for Don Carlo at the beginning of May. Così fan tutte brings Mozart experts from the ensemble together with guest Mozart specialists. In June, the program includes Rusalka, with Pavol Breslik in the role of the Prince, and La traviata with the house debuts of Italian conductor Speranza Scappucci and Chilean soprano Yaritza Véliz in the title role.

July

Three more works return to the program for the 2025 Opera Festival: the double evening Dido and Aeneas ... Erwartungbrings together baroque and 20th century - Sondra Yoncheva sings the double role Dido / Eine Frau. With I masnadieri, a lesser-known Verdi: his setting of Schiller's The Robbers completes the program. The last revival of the season is Richard Wagner's Lohengrin - Piotr Beczała sings the title role for the first time in Munich. In addition, Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte and Rusalka can be experienced again as part of the opera festival.

 

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