Wagner Anniversary Gala – Jonas Kaufmann Recital Series

 

In memory of the great Richard Wagner and mindful of their own Wagner tradition, the Staatskapelle Dresden staged this glittering gala concert in the Semperoper on the eve of Richard Wagner’s bicentenary. They were directed by their principal conductor Christian Thielemann, indisputably one of the great Wagner conductors of our time, and he was joined by the hottest young heroic tenor of recent years, Jonas Kaufmann. The programme features the overtures to the Wagner operas written and premiered in Dresden – 1842 Rienzi, 1843 The Flying Dutchman and 1845 Tannhäuser – as well as great tenor scenes from Rienzi, Tannhäuser and Lohengrin. Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann was celebrated with bravos and tumultuous applause – as were the musicians and Thielemann.

Wagner Birthday Gala

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

i. Der fliegende Holländer – Ouvertüre
ii. Eine Faust – Ouvertüre
iii. Rienzi – Allmächt’ger Vater *
iv. Ouvertüre
v. Lohengrin – Prelude zum 1. Akt
vi. In fernem Land *
vii. Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012) – Fraternité: Air pour l’orchestre
viii. Tannhäuser – Inbrust im Herzen *
ix. Ouvertüre

Jonas Kaufmann, tenor *

Staatskapelle Dresden

Semperoper Dresden, May 21, 2013

Composer: Wagner, Henze
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Artists: Jonas Kaufmann
Production year: 2013
Run time: 01:48:00
Director: Michael Beyer
Producers: UNITEL in co-production with ZDF/Arte
Format: 2K DCP