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Salzburg Festival 2020

A bit of normality: This weekend Ivor Bolton will have the pleasure to conduct a matinee at the Salzburg Festival!

Mozart Matinee

W. A. Mozart Mass in C minor, K. 139 - "Waisenhausmesse" Adagio and Fugue for strings in C minor, K. 546 Vesperae solennes de Confessore for soli, mixed choir, orchestra and organ in C major, K. 339

Rosa Feola, Soprano Katharina Magiera, Contralto Sebastian Kohlhepp, Tenor Peter Kellner, Bass Bachchor Salzburg Yuval Weinberg, Chorus Master Mozarteumorchester Salzburg Ivor Bolton, conductor

August 2, 2020 Haus für...

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“Achille in Sciro” at the Teatro Real

Next week Ivor Bolton will conduct the premiere of a very special new production at the Teatro Real Madrid:

275 years after its premiere at the Coliseo del Buen Retiro in Madrid on the occasion of the engagement of the infanta Maria Teresa Antonia, daughter of Felipe V, with the dauphin Louis of France, son of Louis XV, the Teatro Real recovers the opera Achille in Sciro by Francesco Corselli. This is the first time that thies piece will be publicly presented.

The story: Afraid of a prophecy saying Achille will die in the Trojan War, his mother, Thetis, sends him to...

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Starting the year with “The Magic Flute”

WISDOM ... BEAUTY ... STRENGTH Ivor Bolton is starting the year at the Teatro Real in Madrid conducting Mozart's The Magic Flute.

The Magic Flute Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Singspiel in two acts Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder

Premiere January 19 Performances January 19 / 21 / 25 / 30 February 2 / 7 / 10 / 15 / 17 / 20 / 22 / 24 Teatro Real Madrid

Ivor Bolton, Musical Direction Suzanne Andrade & Barrie Kosky, Stage Directors

Narrator Andrea Mastroni Sarastro / Rafal Siwek

Tamino Stanislas de Barbeyrac / Paul Appleby

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Ivor Bolton in Japan

Ivor Bolton takes a trip to the other side of the world:

He will have the pleasure to conduct a series of concerts of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra traditionally performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at this time of year.

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125 "Choral"

Sylvia Schwartz, Soprano Kaori Ikeda, Mezzo-Soprano Yusuke Kobori, Tenor Thomas Oliemans, Baritone New National Theatre Chorus Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra Ivor Bolton, Conductor

17.12. Toyko Metropolitan Theatre 18.12. Suntory Hall 20.12. Suntory Hall 21.12. Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre 22.12. Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre 24.12. Osaka Festival...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream in December

One highlight chases the other: This week Ivor Bolton will be in Basel performing Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream starring the German actress Johanna Wokalek and Beethoven's Concerto for Violin op. 61 with Frank Peter Zimmermann.

Feilx Mendelssohn composed the incidental music for William Shakespeare's play to a commission from King Frederick William IV of Prussia. It was first peformed in October 1843 in Potsdam in a production of Ludwig Tieck.Nowadays the music in its entirety is only rarely performed. The staging of Katrin Hammerl with the Sinfonieorchester Basel also uses the text intermezzi by the Austrian author Franzobel.

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Residency: Ivor and the Dresden Festival Orchestra in Essen

This weekend Ivor Bolton will continue his series of concerts as Artist in Residence at the Philharmonie Essen.

This time he will present the Dresden Festival Orchestra, whose chief conductor he is since the foundation 2012. Declared aim of the orchestra is to revive the sound of the past with instruments of the period of origin of the works, a fine sense for authentic interpretation and - of course - joy of playing.

Dresden Festival Orchestra Martin Helmchen, piano 23.11.2019 Philharmonie Essen

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: »The Hebrides«. Concert...

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Händel with Concerto Köln

Ivor Bolton turns to one of his special fields: the music of Georg Friedrich Händel.

Together with the Concerto Köln he will open the season as Artist in Residence at the Philiharmonie Essen and present the Ode for St. Cecilia's Day HWV 76 and Alexander's Feast or the Power of Music HWV 75. Both works have already been performend together by Händel and treat the same topic: the praise St. Cecilia, patroness of music.

Concerto Köln Emöke Barath, soprano Allan Clayton, tenor Andreas Wolf, bass ChorWerk Ruhr

Georg Friedrich Händel - "Ode for St. Cecilia's Day", HWV 76 Georg...

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Prometheus in Basel

This week Ivor Bolton is back in Basel with a very special programme

Starting with Gabriel Fauré's Caligula with the excellent Ladies of the Balthasar Neumann Choir, which is only rarely performed, and Shostakovich's Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra No. 1 the audience will then enter the world or myths: Together with the famous actor Peter Simonischek the orchestra will perform excerpts from Beethoven's The Creatures of Prometheus in a text version of Basel author Alain Claude Sulzer.

23. + 24.10.2019 Theater Basel Alexander Melnikov, piano Immanuel Richter, trumpet

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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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