Sinfoniekonzert 26

musicAeterna orchestra and chorus of Perm Opera | Teodor Currentzis | Cecilia Bartoli et al.

Mozart

Fri, 13.09.19.30No. 19354

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    Sinfoniekonzert 26

    musicAeterna orchestra and chorus of Perm Opera | Teodor Currentzis | Cecilia Bartoli et al.

    musicAeterna chorus of Perm Opera  
    Cecilia Bartoli  mezzo-soprano
    Mingjie Lei  tenor
    Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756–1791)
    Kyrie in D minor, K. 341 (386a)
     
    Excerpts from the cantata Davide penitente, K. 469
     
    March from La Clemenza di Tito, K. 621
    Serbate, oh Dei custodi from La Clemenza di Tito, K. 621 (Chorus)
    Deh per questo istante solo from La Clemenza di Tito, K. 621 (Sesto’s aria)
    Overture to La Clemenza di Tito, K. 621
    Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio from La Clemenza di Tito, K. 621 (Sesto’s aria)
     
    Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
    In quali ecessi, o numi … Mi tradi aus Don Giovanni, K. 527 (Donna Elvira’s aria)
     
    Overture to Così fan tutte, K. 588
    Fra gli amplessi in pochi istanti from Così fan tutte, K. 588 (duet for Fiordiligi and Ferrando)
     
    Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K. 477 (479a)
     
    Concert aria Ch’io mi scordi di te … Non temer, amato bene, K. 505
     

    This is an absolute world premiere! Cecilia Bartoli and Teodor Currentzis are performing together for the very first time. The spirited Italian mezzo-soprano, who captivates her audiences from the first note she sings and from the first  step she takes onstage, will join the mysterious guru among today’s conductors. And both remark that a dream that they had been hoping to realize for a long time is now coming true. Which is why both artists cleared their schedules and plans to make this encounter possible. Currentzis, who actually makes it his principle never to give concerts more than three days in a row, will break this iron rule for Bartoli; and for her part, the singer immediately agreed to take on the role of Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte for Currentzis’s festival finale (see page 82). But only and exclusively in Lucerne! The new “dream couple” begins its collaboration with an all-Mozart evening made up of selected arias and orchestral pieces from the cornucopia of his rich oeuvre.

    musicAeterna orchestra of Perm Opera

    The ensemble musicAeterna, which comprises an orchestra and a chorus, was founded in Novosibirsk in 2004 by Teodor Currentzis with the aim of covering a broad repertoire from the Baroque up into the present. Since 2011, the ensemble has made its home at the Opera and Ballet Theater in Perm (near the Urals), where it performs annually in a number of productions. Moreover, musicAeterna has developed into a genuine leading export. Together with Teodor Currentzis, the orchestra and chorus have performed in Vienna, Amsterdam, London, Paris, Brussels, Lisbon, Helsinki, Moscow, and St. Petersburg and, at the invitation of the Berlin Philharmonic, at the latter’s home in the Philharmonie. Opera productions have taken them to the Ruhrtriennale, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, and the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. They also enjoy a close partnership with the Salzburg Festival, where musicAeterna made its debut in 2017 with Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito; with Currentzis, the ensemble will appear there in the coming years to perform Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde and Bach’s B minor Mass. At the beginning of 2019, the ensemble undertook its first Japanese tour, and later this year comes its debut in New York with Verdi’s Requiem. A number of new works have been premiered by music-Aeterna, such as Dmitri Kourliandski’s opera Nosferatu, Philippe Hersant’s Tristia, and Alexei Syumak’s one-act Cantos. The ensemble and Currentzis have released many recordings in recent years, including their highly touted Mozart-Da Ponte cycle comprising Le nozze di Figaro (2013), Così fan tutte (2014), and Don Giovanni (2016). For these and other recordings, they have received the German Record Critics’ Prize, the Echo Klassik, and the Diapason d’or. In addition, musicAeterna has won the Russian National Theatre’s Golden Mask Award 17 times.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 25 March 2015, performing an all-Rameau program led by Teodor Currentzis.

    February 2019

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    Teodor Currentzis

    Teodor Currentzis, who was born in 1972 in Athens, initially studied violin and composition at the National Conservatory of his native city. He moved to St. Petersburg in 1994, graduating with a master’s in the Kapellmeister program with Ilya Musin, the legendary teacher whose conducting students have also included Semyon Bychkov and Valery Gergiev. Currentzis’ first leadership position brought him to the Novosibirsk State Opera in 2004, where he was General Music Director for six years. Since 2010, he has served as Music Director of the State Opera House in Perm. He has gained international prominence with the music-Aeterna Orchestra and Chorus, which he founded in 2004 and which are now also based in Perm. With these ensembles he has performed at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and the Berlin Philharmonie. As an opera conductor, Currentzis has appeared at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater, Bavarian Staatsoper, Zurich Opera, the Teatro Real in Madrid, and the Festival d’Aix-en-Pro-vence. In 2017, he made his debut at the Salzburg Festival with Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, and he conducted all nine Beethoven symphonies there in 2018; he returns in 2019 for Mozart’s Idomeneo. Since the beginning of the 2018-19 season, Currentzis has been Principal Conductor of the SWR Symphony Orchestra, with which he has worked in recent months on symphonies by Mahler and Tchaikovsky, performing these at the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie. He toured Japan with musicAeterna for the first time in February 2019. Teodor Currentzis has been awarded the Golden Mask, the Russian National Theatre prize, seven times; the critics of Opernwelt magazine voted him Conductor of the Year in 2016. His CDs have won numerous awards; his most recent recording, of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, was released in the autumn of 2018.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 25 March 2015, with musicAeterna in an all-Rameau program.

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    Cecilia Bartoli

    Cecilia Bartoli, a native of Rome, was trained by her mother Silvana Bazzoni. She made her operatic debut in 1987 and, in 1988, at the age of 22, worked with Nikolaus Harnoncourt on a production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte. At the very beginning of her career came encounters with Herbert von Karajan, Sir Georg Solti, and Daniel Barenboim as well. For more than 20 years, Cecilia Bartoli has been performing at the most renowned opera houses and concert halls, as well as at the major international festivals. Early on, she began working with leading symphony orchestras and early music ensembles, including Les Arts Florissants, Concentus Musicus Wien, Il Giardino Armonico, Les Musiciens du Louvre, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, La Scintilla, and I Barocchisti. In 2016 she founded the Monaco-based orchestra Les Musiciens du Prince. Baroque literature, Mozart, and bel canto are the focuses of her repertoire, and she has made a point of rediscovering many works that had fallen into oblivion. Cecilia Bartoli has been artistic director since 2012 of the Whitsun Festival at Salzburg, where she has appeared in recent years as Bellini’s Norma, Rossini’s Cenerentola, and Handel’s Ariodante, among others. In 2018, she performed the title role in Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri there, and in 2019 she will return for a new production of Handel’s Alcina. Cecilia Bartoli’s recordings have sold more than ten million copies, and she has received the Grammy Award no fewer than five times. Most recently, in the late fall of 2017, she released the album Dolce Duello with Sol Gabetta and the Cappella Gabetta. She has garnered the highest distinctions in Italy and France, and Denmark honored her with the Léonie Sonning Music Prize in 2010; she was awarded the Herbert von Karajan Music Prize in 2012 and the Polar Music Prize for her life’s work in 2016.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 7 September 1995 in a lieder recital, with György Fischer at the keyboard.

    July 2018

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