Opening concert of the Dresden Music Festival 2019
Accentus Music is filming the festive opening concert with the Dresden Festival Orchestra, Ivor Bolton and Dresden-born bass René Pape.
Dresden Festival Orchestra, Ivor Bolton © Accentus Music
René Pape © Jiyang Chen
Ivor Bolton © Ben Wright
Could there be a more glamorous opening to the Dresden Music Festival 2019 than opening with the festival’s own Dresden Festival Orchestra under Ivor Bolton’s baton? Together with Dresden-born singer René Pape the orchestra will dive deeply into romantic souls in songs by Franz Schubert.
Preceding is Carl Maria von Weber’s overture to his opera “Euryanthe”, which during his lifetime had no easy lot: the music was greatly praised; the libretto however was laughed at. The spring-like first symphony by Robert Schumann was drafted in only four days and written out in three weeks – in a blissful stage of his life shortly after his marriage to Clara Wieck.
Carl Maria von Weber
Overture to »Euryanthe«
Selected Songs (arranged for bass and orchestra)
Symphony No.1 “Spring”
René Pape, bass
Dresden Festival Orchestra
Ivor Bolton, conductor
May 16th, 2019, 8:00 pm
A production of Accentus Music in co-production with ZDF/arte.
The concert will be streamed live on Arte Concert.
Co-Production Company Accentus Music GmbH
Co-Production Company ZDF/arte
Executive Producer Paul Smaczny
Director Henning Kasten
Composer Weber, Schubert, Schumann
Soloist René Pape
Orchestra / Band Dresden Festival Orchestra
Conductor Ivor Bolton
Recording location Kulturpalast Dresden
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