Munich Opera Festival 2013 at Bayerische Staatsoper
From 27 June to 31 July, the Bayerische Staatsoper will be opening its doors for the 2013 Munich Opera Festival.
As usual, the Festival programme also includes the new productions of the current season: Alongside Jörg Widmann’s opera Babylon, premiered in October 2012 with Anna Prohaska and Jussi Myllys in the leading roles (July 21), the curtain at the National Theatre will rise on Calixto Bieito’s interpretation of Modest Mussorgsky‘s Boris Godunov (July 26/30). Robert Carsen’s Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss completes the programme (July 4/7/10).
The Festival programme will also be framed by a variety of concerts and a number of evening recitals: Pavol Breslik interprets Franz Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin (July 5).Christian Gerhaher also focuses on Romantic music, with songs by Robert Schumann (July 28), Dmitri Hvorostovsky will sing works by Rachmaninov and Liszt (July 3). Soprano Diana Damrau presents an evening of intimate music by Strauss, Schubert, Fauré et al. accompanied by harpist Xavier de Maistre (July 22).
During the Munich Opera Festival, the Bayerische Staatsoper goes on in presenting two selected performances to watch on the website www.staatsoper.de/tv. The streaming of Olivier Py’s Il trovatore (July 5, with Anja Harteros and Jonas Kaufmann) and Calixto Bieito’s Boris Godunov (July 26, with Alexander Tsymbalyuk in the title role) will complete the STAATSOPER.TV 2012/13 season. For the 2013/14 season, a total of nine performances are planned to be presented online, live and free of charge.