Festive Advent Concert at Frauenkirche Dresden
Sonya Yoncheva and Regula Mühlemann team up with Staatskapelle Dresden under the baton of Andrés Orozco-Estrada.
Dresden Frauenkirche © Unitel
Since its beginnings in 2000, the Advent Concert has become a much loved tradition in Dresden, to be enjoyed by music lovers throughout the world. The city’s impressive Frauenkirche, rebuilt more than ten years ago, forms the splendid and highly symbolic backdrop to this event, ensuring moments of reflection as well as glad tidings.
That appeal is reflected in the concert’s lineup of artists. This year the Staatskapelle Dresden performs under the baton of the renowned Columbian maestro Andrés Orozco-Estrada, making his debut on the orchestra’s rostrum. Bulgarian star soprano Sonya Yoncheva, last year’s winner of the ECHO Klassik in the category “Newcomer of the Year”, returns to the Frauenkirche and is this time accompanied by another rising star: Swiss soprano Regula Mühlemann, who has already enchanted the stages of Geneva, Vienna, Salzburg, Berlin, Paris und Venice. The Dresdner Kreuzchor, the city’s best-known choir and beloved ambassador for 800 years, and the Dresdner Kammerchor provide for choral church music at its best.
Beginning in a blaze of glory with excerpts of Mendelssohn’s “Lobgesang”, the thoughtfully compiled program features seasonally appropriate selections by Handel, Schubert, Mozart, Mendelssohn as well as traditionals.
Production Company ZDF
Co-Production Company UNITEL
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