The Bavarian State Opera (Bayerische Staatsoper) in Munich announced the lineup of the 2018/2019 season on the 18th. It is the biggest topic to focus on the composer Ernst Krenek (1900 – 1991) persecuted by the Nazis and will perform his opera “Karl V”. Kurshenek, born in Vienna, joined the popular composer in the 1926 opera “Jonny spielt auf” which took in jazz, but when the Nazis takes power in 1933, his work is called “Entartete Musik” The performance was banned. “Karl V”, which was commissioned by the Vienna State Opera, was regarded as the first opera in history using the full-length twelve tone technique, but this was also canceled in 1933. He exiled to the United States in 1938, finished his life in the US. Another topic is that popular tenor Jonas Kaufmann will appear in “Otello” which will be the first premier (new production) of the 2018/2019 season. Last summer, Kaufmann sang Otello for the first time at the Royal Opera in London. It is the first time to sing in hometown. The premier is as follows.
Jonas Kaufmann / Anja Harteros / Gerald Finley
Smetana《Die verkaufte Braut》
Günther Groissböck / Pavol Breslik / Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke / Christiane Karg.
Director：Carlus Padrissa – La Fura dels Baus
Bo Skovhus / Anne Schwanewilms / Gun-Brit Barkmin / Okka von der Damerau
Puccini《La fanciulla del West》
Anja Kampe / John Lundgren / Brandon Jovanovich
Director：Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Charles Castronovo / Dorothea Röschmann / Michael Nagy
Marlis Petersen / Wolfgang Koch / Pavol Breslik / Michaela Schuster / Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke
Scene director: Barrie Kosky
Alice Coote / Gianluca Buratto / Elsa Benoit / Iestyn Davies
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