Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Sir Simon Rattle

Saturday
16
December 2023
7:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Introduction: 5:45 pm

Special concert
Sunday
17
December 2023
7:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Introduction: 5:45 pm

Special concert
Tuesday
19
December 2023
7:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Introduction: 5:45 pm

Special concert

Programme

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Idomeneo, Rè di Creta”
Dramma per musica in three acts, K. 366 (concert performance)

Performers

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Andrew Staples tenor (Idomeneo)
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano (Idamante)
Elsa Dreisig soprano (Elettra)
Sabine Devieilhe soprano (Ilia)
Linard Vrielink tenor (Arbace)
Liam Bonthrone tenor
Tareq Nazmi bass (Stimme des Orakels)
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

“I have an indescribable desire to write an opera once again.” Mozart’s wish, expressed in 1777, was finally fulfilled in the fall of 1780, when he received a commission from Munich to write a grand opera seria for the upcoming carnival season. The excellence of the Munich (formerly Mannheim) orchestra, and the subject matter involving the conflict between divine law and human passion, between duty and love, inspired Mozart to write one of his most elaborate and innovative stage works. Idomeneo has long been one of Rattle’s favorite pieces. As with Haydn’s Creation, Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece will give Rattle the opportunity to work intensively with the chorus and to further deepen his involvement with historical performance practice in Munich. He will be joined by a superb cast of singers: Andrew Staples in the demanding title role, Sabine Devieilhe and Magdalena Kožená as the touching passionate lovers Ilia and Idamante, and Elsa Dreisig as the jealous, desperate Elettra.

Further concerts

Thu, 7 Mar, 8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Robin Ticciati © Camille Blake
Robin Ticciati & Vilde Frang
Works by Ellington, Strawinsky and Rachmaninow
Fri, 22 Mar, 8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Emmanuelle Haim © Marianne Rosenstiehl
Emmanuelle Haïm
Works by Purcell and Händel
Sat, 23 Mar, 8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Max Joseph Saal
4th Chamber Concert
On the 200th birthday of Carl Reinecke
Fri, 12 Apr, 8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Francois Xavier-Roth © Marco Borggreve
musica viva: François-Xavier Roth
Works by Elisabeth Ogonek, Iannis Xenakis and Francesco Filidei