Musikalische Leitung Paolo Carignani
Inszenierung Francesca Zambello
Choreographie Alphonse Poulin
Bühne und Kostüme Alison Chitty
Licht Mimi Jordan Sherin
Chor Sören Eckhoff
Otello Johan Botha
Jago Claudio Sgura
Cassio Pavol Breslik
Rodrigo Francesco Petrozzi
Lodovico Diogenes Randes
Montano Goran Jurić
Desdemona Anja Harteros
Emilia Okka von der Damerau
Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Can't believe I did this. Runaway from Berlin, they said. Go to Munich, they said. Ha, so I did! My original plan was actually to watch Turandot (if you live in Munich and still got a chance to see it, then go! I know that the new production is awesome!!!!), but didn't make it. I watched Otello.
Yup, I bought the ticket from the "unofficials" in front of the door before the show (locals know what I'm talking about) and I got a standing seat for 13 Euro. The price is a lil'... unfair, original 10 Euro, but I'm just a dumb tourist, right? (...No!)
The atmosphere is crazy. The people in Munich definitely love their oper. I guess the mood will always be good around here and it will always be (damn) full too! My appreciation goes to the 60/70-year-old-man who stood on the "fence" (or whatever it is) next to me, so he could watch. Yes, my place is on the highest floor, on the back. Hard to see, of course. Standing while watching, yup. Uncomfort, yes. Can't hear the voice, well, a little still, but meh...
So with all of these experience: I say - go book your ticket before going to watch operas in Munich! Or you will battle in blood to get one. Don't expect last-minute tickets. They're gone before you're near.
So it's hardly to watch - and also to comment. All that I can hear is the cast did fantastic, the voice soars... I would be amazed, if only I sat on the first class or at least saw the stage better.
The set on the other hand, is quite simple and monotone. Yes, it's also quite complex but this opera also is not the one that needs a lot of "make up", right?
Go watch it, er no, it's actually not playing anymore. Maybe next year... Maybe...
[No Rating of The Show, but I could rate my Standing Ticket: -10/10 "very very bad" ]