The best of everything

Shout-out to Peter Gelb: Kill to get back Kirill! Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper has been on a roll lately being dubbed by the New York Times the “world’s best opera company.” But its leadership is moving on but first a victory lap at Carnegie Hall which concluded Thursday night with a sumptuous Der Rosenkavalier spectacularly conducted by Kirill Petrenko, the soon-to-be new music director of the Berlin Philharmonic.  Read more »

Broadcast: Les Vêpres siciliennes

Live from the Bayerische Staatsoper, a video webcast of Les Vêpres siciliennes begins a 1:00 PM New York time. Featured are Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Leonardo Caimi, George Petean and Erwin Schrott in a new production conducted by Omer Meir Wellber and directed by Antú Romero Nunes. The cher public (not pictured) are invited to chat in the comments section below.

Webcast: Die Walküre

Get an early start today, cher public, with an 11:00 AM live video webcast of Die Walküre from the Bayerische Staatsopera, for discussion both on Rabbit TV and here in the usual comments section. Read more »

Three’s company

Join La Cieca for Puccini’s Il trittico from the Bayerische Staatsoper, webcast at 1:00 PM today.

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The Bayerische Staatsoper, purveyor of fascinating video opera, continues to innovate.

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Broadcast: Le nozze di Figaro

Live from the Bayerische Staatsoper.

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Start the revolution with me

The Bayerische Staatsoper just announced, in addition to their usual bounty of webcasts, two special presentations: a repeat of Semiramide and a live telecast of Andrea Chenier.

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Webcast: Semiramide

Watch and discuss, cher public, as the Bayerische Staatsoper streams a new production of Rossini’s Semiramide boasting a starry cast including Joyce DiDonato, Alex Esposito, Daniela Barcellona and Lawrence Brownlee.

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Der Sommer schauert still seinem Ende entgegen

The first “La Casa della Cieca” chat of the 2016-2017 season features Diana Damrau.

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Chat: Les Indes galantes

The cher public are invited to enjoy this afternoon’s live webcast of Les Indes galantes from the Bayerische Staatsoper.

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