Memorable concert and opera visits

2016
26.06. Deutsche Oper
Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949)
Richard Strauss, ›Elektra‹
Hugo von Hofmannsthal, libretto
tragedy in one act
Nina Stemme, soprano (Elektra)
Manuela Uhl, soprano (Chrysothemis)
Waltraud Meier, mezzo-soprano (Klytämnestra)
Tobias Kehrer, bass (Orest)
Burkhard Ulrich, tenor (Aegisth)
Orchester der Staatsoper Berlin
Donald Runnicles, conductor
Kirsten Harms, stage director
Bernd Damovsky, set designer
web page
18.06. Staatsoper im Schiller Theater
Bohuslav Martinů, › Juliette‹
lyric opera in three acts
Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano (Juiliette)
Rolando Villazón, tenor (Michel)
Orchester der Staatsoper Berlin
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Claus Guth, stage director
Alfred Peter, set designer
trailer review
04.06. Berliner Philharmonie
Igor Strawinsky, ›Apollon musagète‹
ballet in two images; revised version from 1947
Igor Strawinsky, ›Oedipus Rex‹
operatic oratorio in two acts; concert performance
Berliner Philharmoniker
Men of the Rundfunkchor Berlin (priests, guards, people)
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Andrew Staples, tenor (Oedipus)
Jennifer Johnston, mezzo-soprano (Iokaste)
Ashley Riches, bass-baritone (Kreon)
Gianluca Buratto, bass (Teiresias)
Alex Ashworth, baritone (messenger)
Gareth Treseder, tenor (shepherd)
Bruno Ganz, narrator
Gijs Leenaars, rehearsals
trailer and recording
20.05. Berliner Philharmonie
Richard Wagner, ›Tristan und Isolde‹: Vorspiel und ›Liebestod‹
Arnold Schönberg, ›Verklärte Nacht‹ für Streichorchester
Franz Schubert, Symphonie Nr. 7 h-Moll ›Unvollendete‹
Richard Strauss, ›Vier letzte Lieder‹
Deutsches Symphonie Orchester (DSO)
Kent Nagano, conductor
Miah Persson, sopran
23.04. ›Nordlichter‹, St. Jacobi Luisenstadt, Berlin-Kreuzberg
Nordic and Scandinavian a-cappella Music
Knut Nystedt, ›Immortal Bach‹
Arvo Pärt, ›Magnificat‹>
Ēriks Ešenvalds, ›Stars‹
Einojuhani Rautavaara, ›Canción de jinete‹
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, ›Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae‹, ›El Hambo‹
Ola Gjeilo, ›O Magnum Mysterium‹, ›Northern Lights‹, ›Unicornis Captivatur‹
Trond Kverno, ›Ave Maris Stella‹
Univocale (choir ensemble)
Christoph D. Ostendorf, conductor
17.04. ›Cosmic Lights‹; Kosmos, Berlin
Charles Ives, ›The Unanswered Question‹
James MacMillan, ›Sun-Dogs‹ for a-cappella choir>
Ēriks Ešenvalds, ›Nordic Light‹ multimedia symphony for choir, orchestra, video
Deutsches Symphonie Orchester (DSO)
Rundfunkchor Berlin
Gijs Leenaars, conductor

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