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Ned Rorem: Last Poems of Wallace Stevens, for soprano, cello and piano
Ernő Dohnanyi: Serenade in C-major, op. 10
Robert Schumann: Five pieces in volkstone, op. 102
Charles Ives: The unanswered question
Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations

Laura Aikin soprano | Barnabás Kelemen, violin | Katalin Kokas, violin/viola
Bruno Delepelaire, cello | Maximilan Hornung, cello | Julien Quentin, piano
Kit Armstrong, piano
Dalasinfoniettan
Roberto Gonzales-Monjas, conductor

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Christian Jost: »Dichterliebe recomposed« after Robert Schumann for soprano

Christian Jost, conductor
Sumi Hwang, soprano
Saarländisches Staatsorchester

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Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata

Christina Poulitsi, Violetta Valery
Ida Aldrian, Flora Bervoix
Katja Pieweck, Annina
Liparit Avetisyan, Alfredo Germont
Markus Brück, Giorgio Germont
Peter Galliard, Gastone
Nicholas Mogg, Il Barone Douphol

David Minseok Kang, Il Marchese d'Obigny
Hubert Kowalczyk, Il Dottore Grenvil
Hiroshi Amako, Giuseppe

Giampaolo Bisanti, conductor
Johannes Erath, director
Annette Kurz, set designer
Herbert Murauer, costume designer
Olaf Freese, lighting designer
Francis Hüsers, dramaturgy
Christian Günther, choir 

Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg
Chor der Hamburgischen Staatsoper

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Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem

Emily Magee, soprano
Elena Zhidkova, mezzo-soprano
Wookyung Kim, tenor
Yasushi Hirano, bass

Yutaka Sado, conductor
Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich
Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien

«Verdi’s best opera»? This description of the Requiem might not be as deluded as it sounds: seldom is the chasm opening into hell heard so formidably with kettledrums, trombones and trumpets; seldom is heard on earth how delicately heaven might sing. With his Requiem for the freedom-fighter Alessandro Manzoni, Giuseppe Verdi managed to create a musical spectacle that stages a visual epic of life, death and redemption in the mind of the listener. This powerful, evening-long sacred masterpiece is staged by the Tonkunstler Orchestra conducted by its Music Director Yutaka Sado with the Wiener Singverein and a selection of outstanding soloists. 

 

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

Iwona Sobotka, soprano
Anna Stéphany, alto
Robert Murray, tenor
Florian Boesch, bassbaritone

London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, choir master
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

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Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Georg Zeppenfeld, Hans Sachs
Vitalij Kowaljow, Veit Pogner
Iurie Ciobanu, Kunz Vogelgesang
Günter Haumer, Konrad Nachtigall
Adrian Eröd, Sixtus Beckmesser
Oliver Zwarg, Fritz Kothner
Markus Miesenberger, Balthasar Zorn
Patrick Vogel, Ulrich Eisslinger
Roman Astakhov, Hans Foltz
Klaus Florian Vogt, Walther von Stolzing
Rupert Grössinger, Hermann Ortel
Christian Hübner, Hans Schwarz
Sebastian Kohlhepp, David
Christa Mayer, Magdalena

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Christian Thielemann, conductor
Jens-Daniel Herzog, stage director
Mathis Neidhardt, stage design
Sibylle Gädeke, costumes
Fabio Antoci, light
Ramses Sigl, choreography
Johann Casimir Eule, dramaturgy
Hans-Peter Frings, dramaturgy
Jörn Hinnerk Andresen, chorus master

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Thomas Quasthoff, recites and sings texts by Hanns Dieter Hüsch
Jochen Kilian, piano

As a singer Thomas Quasthoff has set international standards. The fact that Thomas Quasthoff can entertain an audience has been proven on many occasions when he appeared as a comedian and narrator. Thomas Quasthoff, a huge fan of Hanns Dieter Hüsch since his studies, lives, sings and celebrates texts and songs of the literary cabaret artist, who died in 2005. His partner at the piano is Jochen Kilian. There is hardly a musical genre that Jochen Kilian would not be familiar with. Look forward to an extraordinary evening!

Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore

Regula Mühlemann, Adina
Jinxu Xiahou, Nemorino
Rafael Fingerlos, Belcore
Ambrogio Maestri, Doktor Dulcamara

Evelino Pidò, conductor
Jürgen Rose, set and costume design
produced by Otto Schenk

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Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

Josef Ernst Köpplinger, stage director
Johannes Leiacker, stage design
Dagmar Morell, costume design
Boris Kahnert, light design
Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz, dramaturgy

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Franz Schubert: Prometheus, D 674
Franz Schubert: Auf dem Strom, D 943
Amy Beach: Chanson d’amour, op. 21, nr. 1
Charles Gounod: Le Soir
Claude Debussy: 3 Chansons de Bilitis, Nr. 1 “La flûte de Pan”
Camille Saint-Saëns: Violons dans le soir

Laura Aikin, soprano | Tobias Feldmann, violin | Blythe Teh Engstroem, viola
Bruna Delepelaire, cello | Maximilian Hornung, cello | Ben Goldscheider, horn
Kit Armstrong, piano | Julien Quentin, piano

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