Bayerische Staatsoper
Bayerische Staatsoper
4.5
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The best place in the city to view opera and ballet, although it can be a tough ticket.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Marienplatz • 5 min walk
  • Odeonsplatz • 5 min walk
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JohnRegoPark
Rego Park, NY1,134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This is a perfect place to see a performance. The acoustics are wonderful and the sound fills the auditorium perfectly. The orchestra is among the finest in the world. We sat on the side in one of the balconies and we could see and hear everything just fine. There are supertitles projected above the stage: on the left in German and on the right in English. If you sit in a space in which the supertitles are not visible, they have screens dangling from the bottom of balconies--however those are only in German. Although the website says that you should come as you are to the opera and be comfortable--this was a dress up crowd.
Written 24 July 2023
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada3,010 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
On successive evenings we attended performances of Britten's Peter Grimes and Verdi's Don Carlo. The singing was of uniformly high quality, though Jonas Kaufmann stood out in the title role of Peter Grimes. The use of a single set for the Britten opera was confusing. Production values for Don Carlo were more impressive, especially the auto da fe scene, which was truly spectacular. Opera is one reason we come to Munich; we were not disappointed.
Written 29 September 2022
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zktravels
Poland211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
I have not been inside the opera, but I found it very pretty from the outside! Not a must-see, though if you stumble upon it, I think it is worth taking a picture of - just as I did :)
Written 18 July 2022
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,604 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Definitely reminded us of a Roman type of architecture, as the large columns in the front gives the building all of its charm!
Written 26 July 2021
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lizandianp
surrey955 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The exterior is like the British museum, the interior spscious, especially the vast circulating areas where thousands can wander around admiring the chandeliers and having a drink.
Unklike Covent Garden ther does not semto be a restaurant.
Having been to Vienna's eqeuivalent it would be difficult to tell the two apart.
We saw a modern ballet (the last performance of any kind for the forseeable future due to coronavirus) so could not comment on the acoustics.Good sight lines and seating,
Written 17 March 2020
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Andrea G
Munich, Germany27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The tour was excellent! We spent around 1 and half hour visiting the theater, not just were you can sit but also the back stage, the king's booth, the orchestra pit and even enderneth the stage. It is impressive to se how much a single performance requires and how many people are working all the time to make sure everything will go well. Our great guide Isabella told us everything about the theater and its history. You can book the tour online! I recommend the visit to anyone.
Written 15 February 2020
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal22,362 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The “Bavarian State Opera” you can say that this is one of the world's leading opera houses who can look back on more than 350 years of opera and ballet history. With an amount that reaches around 600,000 guests, who visit more than 450 events a year. Within one season, over 40 operas from five centuries and more than 20 ballets from the 19th century to the present are given, as well as concerts and recitals. This makes the program of the house one of the most international. With 2,101 seats, the Classicist National Theater is the largest opera house in Germany and is considered one of the most beautiful theaters in Europe.
Written 22 November 2019
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada3,010 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We love the Staatsoper. The building is splendid, as are the acoustics. The production of “Salome”, though burdened by confusing direction, was generally first-rate, with Marlis Petersen a stunningly effective Salome, and Wolfgang Koch in excellent vocal form as Jochanaan. The supporting singers were also very good. It was odd to have the opera set in the present or very recent past, and starting the opera with one of Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder was bizarre. But, hey, European directors can’t get away with doing things sensibly; the prevailing disease of directoritis forces them to do weird. That is to be expected. And it is not why my review awards only three stars. I object to paying 142 Euros per seat when the view of the stage from our orchestra seats was partially blocked. Warning to others: avoid seats near the sides.
Written 9 October 2019
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Sinistrality
San Francisco, CA57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
I have been to Munich a few times now, and a visit to the Bavarian State Opera never fails to impress and bring joy. On this trip, we enjoyed one of the season closing performances of the Summer Oper für Alle program. Outdoor performance, top rate, with a sponsored food and drink truck serving on the steps of the opera house after the performance. What a magical night!
Written 4 August 2019
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL18,116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
This building combines well with the Residenz on the platz. We did not get to visit the interior because there were no performances while we were in Munich. However, we did greatly enjoy it as a backdrop for great pictures.
Written 19 July 2019
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