Opening concert of the Dresden Music Festival 2019

Author: Accentus Music

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 | Copyright: © Accentus Music

    Dresden Festival Orchestra, Ivor Bolton © Accentus Music

  • René Pape | Copyright: © Jiyang Chen

    René Pape © Jiyang Chen

  • Ivor Bolton | Copyright: © Ben Wright

    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«

Franz Schubert
Selected Songs (arranged for bass and orchestra)

Robert Schumann
Symphony No.1 “Spring”

René Pape, bass
Dresden Festival Orchestra
Ivor Bolton, conductor

May 16th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Kulturpalast Dresden

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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