‘South Pole’ at the Bayerische Staatsoper

Miroslav Srnka’s South Pole returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper this summer, featuring Thomas Hampson in a reprisal of his star portrayal as explorer Roald Amundsen. The sold-out performance takes place on July 5 at the Nationaltheater with the original cast and creative team from its world premiere last winter, including Rolando Villazón as Robert Scott, conductor Kirill Petrenko, and a staging by Hans Neuenfels. Enjoy a trailer for this thrilling production at the following link.

“The star is Thomas Hampson, the veteran baritone is vocally and theatrically convincing in the role of Amundsen.” (

“As Amundsen, Thomas Hampson was a towering presence in every sense. His voice, in stunning form, carried well, and his sense of the dramatic made him a perfect exponent of the Norwegian explorer.” (Opera News)
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