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A Court of Appeals in Paris has ordered BelAir Classiques to remove from its catalog a video recording of Dialogues des carmélites as staged by Dmitri Tcherniakov for the Bayerische Staatsoper on the grounds that the production is a “betrayal” of the intentions of Georges Bernanos and Francis Poulenc.   Read more »

Arms and the man I sing

The opening night of the Bayerische Staatsoper’s new production revival of Aïda, featuring Jonas Kaufmann in his staged role debut as Radamès, was captured informally on audio, and can be heard in full after the jump.   Read more »

The chills that you spill up my back

So, you be the judge, cher public. Does the above photo depict a) the first day of rehearsals of Mefistofele at the Bayerische Staatsoper, or, b) a Deee-Lite reunion tour?   Read more »


Blue light special

The Bayerische Staatsoper’s wildly popular series of free live streams returns for its fourth season, live and in full HD, on October 28 with a webcast of Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos.

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Manon Lescaut Muenchen

The girl can’t help it

This afternoon at 2:20 PM EDT (20:20 CET), the Bayerische Staatsoper presents a live webcast of a sold-out performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Manon Lescaut starring Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann.

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Bianca Salome

How’s your head?

Now here’s a competition for a parterrian: the Bayerische Staatsoper is looking for a drag performer to lip sync the final scene from Salome!

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Manon Lescaut

The girl can’t help it

Join La Cieca and the parterriani this afternoon for a chat during the premiere of Manon Lescaut from the Bayerische Staatsoper.

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New Rock

A page right out of history

“This is obviously a difficult situation. But who knows Hans New Rock, knows his cool and objective aesthetic decision.”

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Anna and Cowboys

Gay cowboys rejoice!

During the Munich Opera Festival performances of Giacomo Puccini’s Manon Lescaut (28th and 31st of July 2015) Kristine Opolais will replace Anna Netrebko in the title role.

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Screwing the Puccini

Sonya Yoncheva will sing her first-ever staged performances of Mimì in Puccini’s La Bohème at the Met on November 14, 20, 24, 28, December 1 and 5, replacing Kristine Opolais.

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