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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“The Secret Fauré II” is Album of the Week!

Ivor Bolton's new album "The Secret Fauré" with the Sinfonieorchester Basel is Classic FM's Album of the Week! "The Secret Fauré II gives us a window shop display of his talents as a composer for orchestra. The album features the well-known Pavane, and some longer works, including Ballade for Piano and OrchestraÉlégie for Cello and Orchestra, and Masques et Bergamasques Suite."

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“American Night” in Baden-Baden

On June 7 the Sinfonieorchester Basel opened the Whitsun Festival in Baden-Baden with the star-singers Thomas Hampson, Nadine Sierra and Michael Fabiano. "Das Publikum im vollbesetzten Festspielhaus hörte ein breites Repertoire von Liedern aus der Zeit der Pilgerväter bis hin zum Glamour des Broadways. [...] Eine großartige Visitenkarte hinterlässt nicht zuletzt das Sinfonieorchester Basel unter der bemerkenswerten Leitung von Ivor Bolton, der seinen ganz eigenen Stil beim Dirigieren hat. Mit großer Freude und ausladenden Armbewegungen schöpft er bei Gershwin »An American in Paris« aus dem Vollen – bravo Maestro!" "The audience in the full house heard a...

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CD-Release: The Secret Fauré II

After the orchestral songs in the first part of the project the Sinfonieorchester Basel under the baton of chief conductor Ivor Bolton now presents a number of other orchestral and concert works of the French composer Gabriel Fauré.   "Originally written for the salon (and premiered there with Fauré at the piano), the composer himself edited his fantasies and berceuses for violin or violoncello and piano for orchestra already during his lifetime. The Sinfonieorchester Basel under Ivor Bolton plays these editions with great beauty." (rbb Kultur 6.6.2019) "The Sinfonieorchester Basel under the leadership of Ivor Bolton recorded the ten pieces of this album...

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Festival de Granada


Next week Ivor Bolton will have the pleasure to conduct the opening concert of the Festival International de Música y Danza de Granada!

Starring the internationally acclaimed violinist Viktoria Mullova and the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada the evening will be filled with three composers connected by a friendship forged around the Royal Philharmonic Society of London.

Welcome, Mr. Mendelssohn! (or an ode to friendship)

21 June 2019 22:30 The Palace of Charles V


Ignaz Moscheles - Jeanne d'Arc, op. 91 Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin...

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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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La Calisto at the Teatro Real

Have you ever heard of Francesco Cavalli's opera La Calisto?

Now you have the unique opportunity to experience Ivor Bolton conducting this rarely performed baroque opera at the Teatro Real.

Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676) La Calisto

Premiere March 17 Performances March 19 / 20 / 21 / 23 / 24 / 25 Teatro Real, Madrid

Ivor Bolton, Musical Director David Alden, Stage Director

Dominique Visse, La Natura / Satirino / Le furie Karina Gauvin / Rachel Kelly, L'Eternità / Giunone Monica Bacelli / Teresa Iervolino, Il Destino / Diana / Le furie Luca Tittoto / Wolfgang Schwaiger,...

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