The spirit of Ludwig II, former King of Bavaria, still reigns supreme in Munich. Majestic, luxurious and breezy, the German metropolis abounds with buildings in the Rococo architectural style. The leading attraction of the historical centre, the Residenz dazzles visitors with its incredible reception rooms and its Cuvilliés theatre, which hosted the première of Mozart’s Idomeneo in 1781. The Church of Saint John of Nepomuk prolongs the enchantment with its incredible interior of gilded cherubs. But, as Munich is also a city of the future, we will also admire the scientific advances of the German Museum with its cutting-edge interactive installations.
It is this very fusion of opulence and technical expertise that Puccini’s Turandot promises to deliver in Munich. Key event: the formidable Anna Netrebko sings the stupendous role of the Chinese Empress for the first time. To accompany her, the futuristic stage design by Carlus Padrissa (member of the Catalan collective La Fur adels Baus), Yusif Eyvazov, her husband in the city, and the new star Italian conductor, Giacomo Sagripanti, will create the most bewitching setting.
At 7 p.m. at the Bayerische Staatsoper:
TURANDOT, G. PUCCINI
Choirs and orchestra of the Bayerische Staatsoper
Giacomo Sagripanti : Conductor
Carlus Padrissa : Director
Anna Netrebko : Turandot
Ulrich Reß : Altoum
Alexander Tsymbalyuk : Timur
Yusif Eyvazov : Calaf
Selene Zanetti : Liù
Boris Prýgl : Ping
Manuel Günther : Pang
Galeano Salas : Pong
Bálint Szabó : A mandarin
Galeano Salas : The Prince of Persia
In this production of Turandot, Anna Netrebko is an impressive ice princess. The powerful, full voice and extraordinary magnetism (you have to hear it to believe it!) of the Russian soprano will melt hearts, especially since the star singer will interpret the role for the first time, after recording the aria In questa reggia on the disc Verismo in 2016. Led by conductor Giacomo Sagripanti, the opera’s stage design by Carlus Padrissa (member of the Catalan collective La Fura dels Baus) traces the origins of Puccini’s tale in a performance where technology reveals the most dazzling fairy tale.
Hotel Opera (****)
Deluxe double room package: 790 €
Supplement for single room: 129 €
Bayerischer Hof (*****)
Deluxe double room package: 880 €
Supplement for single room: 180 €
The price of this trip includes: double room accommodation with breakfast for 1 night • tourist tax • first-category concert ticket • repatriation assistance.
The price of this trip does not include: extras • transport • airport tranfers
Transport and transfers at request.