Nov 13, 2009

Salzburg 2010

Riccardo Muti will be back in Salzburg next summer with Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, a piece for which his interpretations have matured so much since three decades, it has now become, I think, his own masterpiece.

Cast info:
Elisabeth Kulman, Orfeo
Genia Kühmeier, Euridice
Christiane Karg, Amore
Vienna Philharmonic

Claus Guth's brilliant production of Don Giovanni will be back for another big buzz, as Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct the Vienna Philharmonic.
The cast has not changed much since the 2008 premiere, so the performances should be spectacular (Erwin Schrott especially, is back as Leporello).

Yannick Nézet-Séguin will also conduct Gounod's Roméo et Juliette revival, with Anna Netrebko scheduled for 5 of the 8 performances, and with Piotr Beczala as Roméo.

There will also be two concert performances of Norma, with Edita Gruberova (Norma), Joyce DiDonato (Aldagisa), Marcello Giordani (Pollione) and Ferruccio Furlanetto (Oroveso) and Friedrich Haider conducting the Camerata Salzburg (Aug.9 and 14).

Other performances include Strauss' Elektra with Waltraud Meier, René Pape and Daniele Gatti (Nikolaus Lehnhoff's production); Berg's Lulu with Patricia Petibon ; and Rihm's Dionysus, staged by Pierre Audi.

Can anyone honestly argue that Salzburg isn't the best Summer Festival in the world right now?


Sophia said...

Certainly not. Salzburg remains the best destination of classical music in the summer.
As for Riccardo Muti we should say that he has been honoured with the title of the Best Musician of 2010
by the Musical America. The awards will be given in a special ceremony
at Lincoln Centre on December 14.
Elina Garanca and Joshua Bell have also been horoured and will be awarded.

Extatic said...

Thanks for the info.

Sophia said...

You're welcome, Extatic.
Another info is that he is going to give the best Christmas present to the people of Bari on December 21-as the mayor of the town said- when Muti
is going with the Cherubini orchestra. The reconstructed Petruzzelli theatre is the third biggest opera house in Italy after La Scala and San Carlo and it has been impressively beautiful!

Extatic said...

And the rehabilitation of Petruzzelli seems to have been a real success - it looks gorgeous in photographs...

Sophia said...

It does! I wish I could visit it soon.

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