from Thursday 27 June to Monday 1st July 2024, 4 nights
Arrangement 45
Le Grand Macabre, G. Ligeti, the 28.
Kent Nagano - Krzysztof Warlikowski
Sarah Aristidou, Avery Amereau, John Holiday, Benjamin Bruns, Michael Nagy, Brindley Sherratt
Il Trovatore
G. Verdi
"Il trovatore" was premiered with triumphant success in 1853 at the Teatro Apollo in Rome and is Giuseppe Verdi’s (1813-1901) second opera from the so-called "trilogia popolare" ("Rigoletto" / "Il trovatore" / "La traviata").
The plot is set in medieval Spain and is based on the play "El trovador" by Antonio Garcìa Gutiérrez. The libretto, which remained fragmentary due to the unexpected death of Salvadore Cammarano, was completed by Leone Emmanuele Bardare. Although this circumstance causes the plot to have breaks and flaws, Verdi composed splendidly melodious arias for his protagonists Manrico (= il trovatore) and Leonore that are among the most beautiful in his repertoire.
Overall, the instrumentation within the trilogia reaches an extremely high artistic level, which is expressed particularly clearly in the musical characterization of the multi-layered characters. Thus the dark character of Azucena is transformed from a vengefully tormented one into a loving mother who sings with the most tender and heartfelt feelings about her son who was mistakenly sacrificed. Rich in somber soundscapes and extreme contrasts, this dramma lirico, whose main motif is revenge, is now regularly performed at all major opera houses.
Il Trovatore, G. Verdi, the 29.
Antonino Fogliani - Olivier Py
Marina Rebeka, Yulia Matochkina,
Vittorio Grigolo
The tenor Vittorio Grigolo was born on February 19, 1977 in Arezzo, Tuscany, and grew up in Rome in a family of music lovers. He discovered a passion for music at the age of 4, then joined the Sistine Chapel Choir at the age of 9, where he remained there for four years as a soloist. Vittorio Grigolo made his opera debut at 13 as Little Shepherd in Tosca at the Rome Opera House, opposite Pavarotti. From then on, he was nicknamed Il Pavarottino (the Little Pavarotti) by the Italian press. Vittorio Grigolo joined the Vienna Opera at the age of 18 before becoming the youngest singer debuting on the stage at La Scala in Milan at 23 for two concerts conducted by Riccardo Muti. Attached to his roots, Vittorio Grigolo distinguished himself in various Verdian roles and having studied at a French college, the tenor developed a great interest in French romantic opera.
Vittorio Grigolo, Igor Golovatenko, Tareq Nazmi
R. Strauss
With “Elektra”, the Munich composer Richard Strauss (1864-1949), after “Salome”,once again places a woman thirsting for revenge at the center of his one-act opera. Although the composer initially had doubts as to whether these two works were too close in content, librettist and poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal was able to dispel Strauss’s misgivings. The opera celebrated its premiere in 1909 at the Dresden Court Opera.
Elektra cannot forgive her mother Clytemnestra for killing her father Agamemnon with her lover Aegisth. She has secretly placed her brother Orest with a nurse who is to raise him as an avenger, since Elektra herself is too weak to atone for the murder. Thus, while waiting for Orest’s return, Elektra lives with her sister at the home of her mother and her lover. Meanwhile, Clytemnestra is plagued by nightmares, which she hopes will be alleviated by Elektra, of all people. However, Elektra says in no uncertain terms that only her death can take away her dreams. When the news of Orest’s death reaches the court, Clytemnestra is relieved, while Electra is devastated. She plans to take revenge herself with the help of her sister, but she refuses. When a stranger enters the court, Electra recognizes her brother in him; the news of his death was a diversion. Orest atones for his father’s death, and Elektra celebrates ecstatically until she collapses dead.
Elektra, R. Strauss, the 30.
Vladimir Jurowski - Herbert Wernicke
Elena Pankratova, Violeta Urmana, Vida Mikneviciute, Karoly Szemerédy, John Daszak

Hotel informations for Munich 45
Rosewood Munich *****
The newly opened luxury hotel Rosewood Munich is located in the heart of Munich’s old town. Spread over two adjoining historic buildings, the hotel has a total of 118 classic-modern rooms and suites. Custom-made furnishings and Bavarian style elements as well as a spacious marble bathroom with underfloor heating ensure a cozy atmosphere. Culinary delights await you in the Brasserie Cuvilliés with innovative Alpine gourmet cuisine, while the Bar Montez invites you to round off the day in style. The State Opera is just a 5-minute walk away.
Munich, Bayerischer Hof Munich, Bayerischer Hof
Bayerischer Hof *****
The traditional Hotel Bayerischer Hof ***** has been welcoming guests from all over the world to Promenadeplatz since 1841. The rooms are furnished in different styles: classic or contemporary, colonial or floral-romantic - we are happy to fulfil your wishes. The Blue Spa on the 7th floor provides relaxation above the rooftops of Munich and offers a wonderful view of the Frauenkirche with its bar & lounge and conservatory. Thanks to its very central location, the State Opera House is just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel.

Munich, Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich, Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski
Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski *****
The Vier Jahreszeiten hotel ***** is, since 1858, an establishment of long tradition. It is located in the city centre on the Maximilianstrasse and only two minutes away on foot from the Opera. Offering 303 rooms and 62 luxurious suites, there are also numerous facilities to take advantage of. Its restaurant, Schwarzreiter, enjoys an excellent reputation and it is particularly appreciated after an evening at the Opera.
Munich, Platzl Hotel Munich, Platzl Hotel
Platzl Hotel ****
The Platzl hotel **** welcomes you in a charming atmosphere in the heart of Munich, only a few minutes away from the Opera. Its 167 rooms are comfortably equipped and tastefully decorated. The hotel also offers a restaurant of typical Munich ambience in a vaulted room as well as a health spa with sauna and Turkish bath.

All-inclusive price per person for Munich 45
Single room/ night
Rosewood Munich
3.950,- Euro
Auf Anfrage
Bayerischer Hof
2.460,- Euro
140-250,- Euro
Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski
On request
130-240,- Euro
Platzl Hotel
1.930,- Euro
90-200,- Euro

The price includes
Overnights including breakfast, good opera tickets, travel cancellation expenses insurance.