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Tonkünstler Orchestra

This November Ivor Bolton will conduct his first concerts with the Tonkünstler Orchestra and Eva Vogel:

Tonkünstler Orchestra Eva Vogel, mezzosoprano Ivor Bolton, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven - Overture to the Ballet «The Creatures of Prometheus» op. 43 Hector Berlioz  - «Les nuits d'été» Song cycle for Voice and Orchestra op. 7 Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A major op. 92

17.11.2018 Grafenegg 18.11.2018 Musikverein Vienna 19.11.2018 Festspielhaus St. Pölten 21.11.2018 Musikverein...

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Only the Sound Remains

Ivor Bolton's first production of the season at the Teatro Real in Madrid is a very special one:

Only the Sound Remains is the latest opera of Kaija Saariaho (*1952), one of today’s most acclaimed composers and the 2017 recipient of the “Fronteras del Conocimiento de la Fundación BBVA” prize for her contribution to contemporary music.

The new production of the Teatro Real and the Opéra national de Paris is starring Philippe Jaroussky and Davone Tines, who are the symbolic protagonists of the opera, and is directed by Peter Sellars.


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Munich: Le nozze di Figaro

This year Ivor Bolton opens his opera season in Munich:

Figaro, Figaro, Figaarrooo!

W. A. Mozart - Le nozze di Fgaro

Premiere September 22 Performances September 26, 28 National Theater

Ivor Bolton, Musical Direction Christof Loy, Production Johannes Leiacker, Stage Axel Bahro, Puppets Klaus Bruns, Costumes

Ludovic Tézier, Graf Almaviva Federica Lombardi, Gräfin Almaviva Olga Kulchynska, Susanna Alex Esposito, Figaro Rachael Wilson, Cherubino Anne Sofie von Otter, Marcellina Paolo Bordogna, Bartolo Manuel Günther, Basilio Dean Power, Don Curzio Anna El-Khashem, Barbarina Milan Siljanov, Antonio Axel Bahro, Thomas Schwendemann, puppet...

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The Secret Fauré

New CD out now!

 Soprano Olga Peretyatko, Tenor Benjamin Bruns, the Balthasar-Neumann-Choir and of course the Sinfonieorchester Basel present less known orchestral songs and suits of the French composer Gabriel Fauré.

"Bolton also knows the Romantic. He proves with his latest CD, dedicated to an underestimated composer: the French Gabriel Fauré." (BR Klassik )
"There are composers, whose fame is linked to a small number of works. Gabriel Fauré is one of them. Apart from “Pavane” and “Requiem” there...

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Ivor at the Salzburg Festival!

In August Ivor Bolton will again return to the Salzburg Festival:

Mozart Matinee

August 18th and 19th 11:00, Stiftung Mozarteum

Francesco Piemontesi, Piano Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg Ivor Bolton, Conductor

Wolfgang A. MOZART - Serenade for Wind Octet in C minor, K. 388 – “Nacht Musique” Wolfgang A. MOZART - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in C, K. 503 Wolfgang A. MOZART · Symphony in E flat major, K....

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Mozart’s Lucio Silla available on DVD and Blu-Ray

The staging of Mozart's Lucio Silla at the Teatro Real in Madrid is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray!

 

‘‘An appealing staging, excellent musical direction and a strong cast’’ – SEEN AND HEARD

‘‘Mozart’s playful flirting with opera seria is a real treat for music lovers. Composed two years after his furious Mitridate, Lucio Silla shows a 16-year-old genius who was starting to realise just how much could be achieved in the twisted margins of classic operatic forms. Its score is an exciting succession of innovations: mosts of the recitatives are accompagnato, the old structure of arias is...

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Ivor in Rome!

Ivor Bolton will be taking over concerts from Maestro Myung-Whun Chung in Rome next week!

Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Ivor Bolton, conductor Eleonora Buratto, soprano Veronica Simeoni, mezzosoprano Paolo Fanale, tenor Roberto Tagliavini, bass Orchestra and choir of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia W. A. Mozart - Symphony No. 39 K 543 G. Rossini - Stabat Mater 27., 28. and 29. April 2018 Auditorium Parco della...

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Ivor stays in Madrid!

After the prolongation in Basel we also received good news from Madrid: Ivor Bolton stays as Musical Director until 2023! During the last seasons Ivor Bolton already conducted a series of very successful productions such as Britten's Billy Budd (Winner of the International Opera Award 2018 - Best Newproduction), Rimsky-Korsakov's The Golden Cockerel and Handel's Rodelinda. We are looking forward to what is yet to...

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Britten’s Gloriana in Madrid!

After last season's resounding success of Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd Ivor Bolton will now be conducting one of the least known operas by the composer: Gloriana.  Originally composed in honour of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II this work, dealing with the story of Queen Elizabeth I. (also called Gloriana) and the Earl of Essex, will have its debut in Madrid on April 12.

Premiere April 12, 2018 Performances April 13 / 14 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 22 / 23 / 24 Teatro Real, Madrid

Ivor Bolton, Musical Direction David McVicar, Stage Direction Robert Jones, Set Design Brigitte Reiffenstuel, Costume Design Anna Caterina Antonacci / Alexandra Deshorties, Queen Elizabeth...

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Ivor stays in Basel!

Ivor Bolton's contract with the Sinfonieorchester Basel has been extended by 5 years. His position as chief conductor now continues until 2025. Under the direction of Ivor Bolton the SOB already has been able to establish a modern sound culture for the 21st century after a short time. Future growing tour activities promise a stronger international presence, as well as the new cooperation with Sony Classical as a major...

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