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International Baroque Festival Melk Abbey 2023

A vision of the apocalypse and its aftermath, a musical hearing into themes of collapse, hope, and salvation through a multi-layered oratorio.

  • International Baroque Festival Melk Abbey 2023 - The Day of Judgment | Copyright: © Daniela Matejschek

    International Baroque Festival Melk Abbey 2023 - The Day of Judgment © Daniela Matejschek

Apocalypse, end of the world, revelation: over the centuries, these have been sources of countless visions of the future. In Telemann’s oratorio ‘Der Tag des Gerichts’ (‘The Day of Judgement’) we learn how the composer imagines this final trial and what might come next after the day of reckoning. This multi-layered work is being played for the first time at the International Baroque Festival Melk Abbey as its opening performance. The baroque specialist Ivor Bolton, a frequent guest at the world’s great opera houses and major festivals, makes his debut as guest conductor of Concentus Musicus Wien. He is joined by a handpicked vocal quartet as well the Vienna Boys’ Choir and the Chorus sine nomine in a musical hearing into collapse, hope and salvation.

English title International Baroque Festival Melk Abbey 2023 - The Day of Judgment
Duration 85 min.
Director Volker Werner
Conductor Ivor Bolton
Orchestra / Band Concentus Musicus Wien
Choir Chorus sine nomine, Vienna Boys’ Choir
Production Company A co-production by ORF III and SCARLATTI Arts international s.l. in association with ORF-Enterprise
Video format UHD

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