Starting tomorrow, I’ll be spending 2 weeks conducting the wonderful Rheinland-Pfalz Youth Orchestra (Landesjugendorchester Rheinland-Pfalz) at Villa Musica, Schloss Engers (pictured below), in a programme that includes Hendrik Hofmeyr‘s “Ingoma”, Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto (with soloist Megan-Geoffrey Prins) and Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony (“Eroica”). Looking forward!
of Beka Savic’s new production of “Un Ballo in Maschera” tonight, conducted by GMD Patrick Lange! Toi Toi Toi to the Chorus and wonderful cast, Adina Aaron, Vladislav Sulimski, Arnold Rutkowski, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Gloria Rehm, Benjamin Russell, YoungDoo Park and Florian Kontschak!
Very excited to be conducting our first Opera premiere for the Season tonight – the world premiere of Søren Nils Eichberg’s “Schönerland“, with a stellar cast, my amazing Opera Chorus, and the wonderfully supportive Hessisches Staatsorchester! Toi-Toi-Toi all!
Excited to conduct Philipp Krenn‘s new production of Peter Grimes, which opens at the Wiesbaden State Theatre on 4 February! Toi Toi Toi to the wonderful cast, the fantastic State Theatre Opera Chorus and the Hessian State Orchestra!
Final “Falstaff” tonight, final “L’elisir d’amore” on Friday, and then our final “Boris Godunov” (which I’m conducting without a rehearsal!) on Saturday – which will be my 114th performance this season with my wonderful and amazing Opera Chorus! And then a well-deserved (and much-needed) 7-week holiday!
Toi-toi-toi to Hui He, Carlos Alvarez, Marina Prudenskaya, Richard Furman, Patrick Carfizzi, Young Doo Park, Benedikt Nawrath, Aldomir Mollov, Maestro Christoph Stiller and the Staatsorchester, and of course to my wonderful Opera Chorus and Extra Chorus!