• In June 2023 Premiere of »Das Rheingold« – Start »Ring« Project in historically informed performance practice

    In 2023 the comprehensive artistic and academic project to to explore and perform Richard Wagner's »Der Ring des Nibelungen« has started in Dresden. The premiere of »Das Rheingold« in Dresden on June 14, 2023 in Dresden marks the beginning of the historically informed approach to the entire »Ring« and will be performed by the Dresden Festival Orchestra and Concerto Köln under the artistic direction of Kent Nagano.



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Discover the Dresden Festival Orchestra!

The founding of this orchestra signifies both continuity and adventure to us at the Dresden Music Festival. An orchestra which explores Dresden’s rich musical history using original instruments of the period in question inspires us as a festival while also profiting itself from the festival’s atmosphere and the orchestral tradition of Saxony. It is an ambitious project which we were only able to grow so quickly thanks to the loyal support of the Dresden Music Festival’s audience. Concerts at the Festival, guest performances and CD productions: the activities of our Festival Orchestra are diverse and plenty. Your interest and your curiosity about the new historical sound from Dresden is our motivation.

Yours, Jan Vogler, Intendant of the Dresden Music Festival

Jan Vogler © Marco Grob

Jan Vogler, Intendant of the Dresden Music Festival