Opening concert of Dresden Music Festival 2019

16.05.2019 , Begin: 20.00 Uhr
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Can any opening be more glamorous than one featuring our own Dresden Festival Orchestra? The historically informed ensemble and its chief conductor Ivor Bolton join the Dresden-born star René Pape for this festive concert. The celebrated bass will delve deep into the romantic soul in songs by Franz Schubert. These are preceded by Carl Maria von Weber’s overture to his opera »Euryanthe«, which had a complicated history during the composer’s lifetime: the music was highly praised, yet the libretto was ridiculed. The spring-like first symphony by the 31-year-old Robert Schumann – sketched in only four days and written out in no more than three weeks – was composed during a happy phase in the composer’s life, after he had married Clara Wieck and during his productive »year of songs«.

Dresden Festival Orchestra
Ivor Bolton – Conductor
René Pape – Bass

  • Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to the Opera »Euryanthe«
  • Franz Schubert: Selected Songs (Arrangements for Low Voice and Orchestra)
  • Robert Schumann: Symphony No.1 in B flat major Op. 38 »Spring«

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