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Valer Sabadus

Fri 14 Dec

Palace Concert of the Dresden Music Festival

Festive Christmas Concert: Dresden Festival Orchestra – Bolton – Sabadus

Christmas is a celebration of love. And where would music, especially opera, be without love? Under Ivor Bolton’s baton,…

  • 20:00
  • Kulturpalast (Konzertsaal)
  • 75 / 60 / 45 / 30 / 20 EUR

Festive Christmas Concert: Dresden Festival Orchestra – Bolton – Sabadus

Christmas is a celebration of love. And where would music, especially opera, be without love? Under Ivor Bolton’s baton, the Dresden Festival Orchestra takes its audience on a journey through the fascinating world of baroque opera, joined by one of the world’s best countertenors for this Christmas concert. Valer Sabadus, celebrated for his crystal-clear voice, sings famous arias by Handel, Vivaldi and Gluck, traversing the range from gentle melancholy to virtuosic high drama. His delicate cantilenas and racy coloraturas are bookended by festive baroque orchestral works – performed by the Dresden Music Festival’s own specialist ensemble for historically informed performance practice.

Dresden Festival Orchestra
Ivor Bolton – Conductor
Valer Sabadus – Countertenor

  • Arias and Instrumental Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Christoph Willibald Gluck, George Frideric Handel, Antonio Maria Gaspare Sacchini and Antonio Vivaldi
  • 20:00
  • Kulturpalast (Konzertsaal)
  • 75 / 60 / 45 / 30 / 20 EUR
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Thu 16 May

Dresden Music Festival

Opening Concert: Dresden Festival Orchestra – Bolton – Pape

an any opening be more glamorous than one featuring our own Dresden Festival Orchestra? The historically informed…

  • 20:00
  • 95/75/55/35/20

Opening Concert: Dresden Festival Orchestra – Bolton – Pape

 

an 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«
7 PM PRE-CONCERT TALK (IN THE CONCERT HALL)
 
  • 20:00
  • 95/75/55/35/20
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Dresdner Festspielorchester

Thu 30 May

Dresden Music Festival

Workshop Concert

The Dresden Festival Orchestra has found its musical home in the romantic era – a love that is reflected by numerous…

  • 11:00
  • Palais im Großen Garten
  • 25

Workshop Concert

The Dresden Festival Orchestra has found its musical home in the romantic era – a love that is reflected by numerous concert programs and not least in its CD recording. For the first time, the musicians now look to France this season, dedicating a concert to the sounds of the great French romanticists Hector Berlioz and Camille Saint-Saëns. Both Berlioz’ roiling, dramatic »Symphonie fantastique« and Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1 will be performed on historic instruments. In the Workshop Concert, the musicians explore their approach to French historically informed performance practice – an ideal prelude to the evening performance.

 

Dresden Festival Orchestra
Stéphane Denève – Conductor
Jan Vogler – Violoncello and Host

  • Excerpts from the evening’s concert program
  • 11:00
  • Palais im Großen Garten
  • 25
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Jan Vogler

Thu 30 May

Dresden Music Festival

Dresden Festival Orchestra – Denève – Vogler

In 2019 the Dresden Festival Orchestra has once again invited a guest conductor: Stéphane Denève is a recognized…

  • 20:00
  • Kulturpalast (Konzertsaal)
  • 75/60/45/30/20

Dresden Festival Orchestra – Denève – Vogler

 

In 2019 the Dresden Festival Orchestra has once again invited a guest conductor: Stéphane Denève is a recognized specialist for French music performed on original instruments. Therefore, he and the orchestra, which specializes in historically informed performance practice, are almost predestined for the program chosen for the Kulturpalast. Apart from Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1, which Hans von Bülow described as »full of technique and elegance, good sense and originality, logic and grace«, their rendition of the historical sound of the famous »Symphonie fantastique« should be particularly intriguing. With this work, Berlioz created a new form of program music, employing operatic means unheard of until that time in the concert music genre.

Dresden Festival Orchestra
Stéphane Denève – Conductor
Jan Vogler – Violoncello

  • Hector Berlioz: Overture to the Opera »Les Francs-juges« Op. 3
  • Camille Saint-Saën: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 in A minor Op. 33
  • Hector Berlioz: »Symphonie fantastique« Op. 14
7 PM PRE-CONCERT TALK (IN THE CONCERT HALL)
 
  • 20:00
  • Kulturpalast (Konzertsaal)
  • 75/60/45/30/20
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The following discounts are available for selected performances (excluding the tour to Freiberg). Proof of discount entitlement must be presented at the counter. Different types of discounts cannot be combined. Please show valid verification unasked at the entrance.

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