Munich’s hit ‘Hoffmann,’ far-out ‘Fidelio’ (AP)

In this photo dated Dec. 16, 2010 photo, soprano Anja Kampe as Leonore, left, and tenor Jonas Kaufmann as Florestan are seen during a dress rehearsal for Ludwig van Beethoven's opera 'Fidelio' in the state opera in Munich, southern Germany. (AP Photo/dapd, Sebastian Widmann)AP – The Bavarian State Opera steered clear of controversy with a popular new production of Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffmann.” But two nights after its run ended, the company made up for it, reviving Calixto Bieito’s radical reimagining of Beethoven’s “Fidelio.”

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