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Così fan tutte in Amsterdam

Ivor Bolton's first opera production of the new season is about to premier at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Così fan tutte

Dramma giocoso in two acts Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte

Premiere October 3 Performances October 6 / 8 / 11 / 13 / 17 / 19 / 21 Dutch National Opera

Ivor Bolton, Musical Direction Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito, Stage Direction and Dramaturgy

Anett Fritsch, Fiordiligi Angela Brower, Dorabella Sophia Burgos, Despina Davide Luciano, Guglielmo Sebastian Kohlhepp, Ferrando Thomas Oliemans, Don Alfonso Netherlands Chamber Orchestra Chorus of the Dutch...

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Season Opening in Basel

After a great Festival Time in Munich and Salzburg Ivor Bolton will now open the season with his orchestra in Basel:

Bruckner+ Gabrieli

With his Eighth Symphony, the last he completed, the Bruckner-Cycle of the Sinfonieorchester Basel is now drawing to a close. It embodies the composer's work with all of its complexities and contradictions. And Bruckner was correct: the Eighth Symphony has proven a mystery.

This time Bruckner will be accompagnied by Bruno Maderna's arrangement of Giovanni Gabrieli's In ecclesiis, whose aim was to present the originals of old masteres in...

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The Festival Season Continues: Salzburg

One festival highlight chases the other: This weekend Ivor Bolton will have the pleasure to conduct two matinees at the Salzburg Festival!

Mozart Matinee

Regula Mühlemann, soprano Mozarteumorchester Salzburg

W. A. Mozart Serenade for two oboes, two clarinets, two French horns and two bassoons in E flat, K. 375 Motet “Exsultate, jubilate” for soprano and orchestra, K. 165 (158a) Symphony in D, K. 135/61h Recitative and aria “Basta, vincesti” – “Ah, non lasciarmi, no” for soprano and orchestra, K. 486a (295a) Aria “Ah se in ciel, benigne stelle” for soprano and orchestra, K. 538 Symphony in D, K. 385 – “Haffner”

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Live-Stream of Agrippina!

Good news for everyone who does not have the chance to come to Munich and see the wonderful new production of Händel's Agrippina: 

there will be a Live-Stream!

Sunday, July 28th, 17:55 more information

 available until August 12

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Successful Agrippina in Munich

"On July 23rd the second new production of the Munich Opera Festival premiered: "Agrippina". Alice Coote sung the title role, Franco Fagioli her son Nerone, Ivor Bolton conducted the Bayerische Staatsorchester. Barrie Kosky showed once more that he is the warlock of person direction. [...] What comes from the orchestra pit is also hugely entertaining. It bubbles and tingles, sounds energetic and thrilling. At the same time Ivor Bolton makes sure that the tones maintain their substance and that the Staatsorchester (playing with Baroque bows) is able to bring in its own "original sound". (BR Klassik) "The conductor Ivor Bolton, who started the...

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Agrippina in Munich

After the successful revival of Le nozze di Figaro Ivor Bolton has the pleasure of conducting the new production of Händel's Agrippina at the Munich Opera Festival.

Georg Friedrich Händel Agrippina

Dramma per musica in three acts Libretto by Vincenzo Grimani

Premiere July 23 Performances July 26, 28, 30 Prinzregententheater

Ivor Bolton, Musical Direction Barrie Kosky, Production Rebecca Ringst, Stage Klaus Bruns, Costumes

Gianluca Buratto, Claudio Alice Coote, Agrippina Franco Fagioli, Nerone Elsa Benoit, Poppea Iestyn Davis, Ottone Andrea Mastroni, Pallante Eric Jurenas, Narciso Markus Suihkonen, Lesbo


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Le nozze di Figaro in Munich!

Ivor Bolton is starting the Festival Season with a revival of Le nozze di Figaro in Munich.

Performances July 5 and 7, 2019 Nationaltheater München

Ivor Bolton, Musical Direction Christof Loy, Production

Mariusz Kwiecien, Graf Almaviva Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Gräfin Almaviva Olga Kulchynska, Susanna Alex Esposito, Figaro Rachael Wilson, Cherubino Anne Sofie von Otter, Marcellina Peter Rose, Bartolo Manuel Günther, Basilio Dean Power, Don Curzio Anna El-Khashem, Barbarina Milan Siljanov, Antonio Anaïs Mejías , Mirjam Mesak, Mädchen Axel Bahro, Thomas Schwendemann, puppet...

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Ivor in Basel

After the successful Opening Concert of the Dresden Music Festival Ivor Bolton will return to Basel next week to conduct Bruckner's 6th symphony and Mahler's Kindertotenlieder.

Bruckner+ Schmidt and Mahler

22. + 23. May 2019 Münster Basel

Members of the SOB Wiebke Lehmkuhl, contralto Andreas Liebig, organ Ivor Bolton, conductor

Franz Schmidt - Fuga Solemnis Gustav Mahler - Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children) Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 6 in A major, WAB...

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Ivor Bolton at the Opening of the Dresden Music Festival!

This week Ivor Bolton will conduct the Dresden Festival Orchestra at the Opening Concert of the 42. Dresden Music Festival.

Before playing Schumann's first symphony the historically informed ensemble will accompany Dresden-born star René Pape singing Schubert songs.

16 May 2019 Kulturpalast Dresden

Dresden Festival Orchestra Ivor Bolton, conductor René Pape, Bass

Carl Maria v. Weber - Overture to "Euryanthe" Franz Schubert - Selected Songs (arranged for Low Voice and Orchestra) Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 1 in B flat major Op. 38...

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Billy Budd at the Royal Opera House!


Deborah Warner’s highly-acclaimed production of Britten’s Billy Budd will now have its British debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, under the baton of Ivor Bolton. Premiering 2017 at the Teatro Real in Madrid it won Best New Production at the 2018 Opera Awards.

Benjamin Britten Billy Budd

Premiere April 23 Performances April 29, May 2, 7, 10 Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Ivor Bolton, Musical Director Deborah Warner, Director Michael Levine, Set Design Chloé Obolensky, Costume Design

Jacques Imbrailo, Billy Budd Toby Spence, Captain Edward Fairfax Vere Brindley Sherratt, John Claggart David Soar, Mr. Flint Thomas Oliemans, Mr. Redburn Peter Kellner, Lieutenant Ratcliffe Clive...

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