The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia opens the new Symphonic Season 2019-2020 with great music, performing the monumental "Grande Messe des morts (Requiem), Op. 5" by Berlioz, under the direction of M° Antonio Pappano, with the Mexican tenor Javier Camarena, on his debut at Santa Cecilia, and the Chorus of the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples.
The Requiem is the first of three concerts of the Fantastico Berlioz (Fantastic Berlioz) series, dedicated to the great French composer for the 150th anniversary of his death. The program, on stage in October, includes the performance of the Ouverture to "Benvenuto Cellini" and the "Symphonie fantastique" (Fantastical Symphony), under the direction of Pappano, and the Overture to the opera "Béatrice et Bénédict", directed by the Principal Guest Director Mikko Franck.
The Season also dedicates several appointments to the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, including two rare overtures: "King Stephen", directed by M° Antonio Pappano, and "The Consecration of the House", directed by M° Tomáš Netopil. For the first time on Santa Cecilia podium, the young Lahav Shani, director of the Israel Philharmonic, who conducts Emanuel Ax in Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor", while Leonidas Kavakos performs the "Violin Concerto" with the direction of Gianandrea Noseda.
The opera is also protagonist with arias from the "Semiramide" and from the "Otello", the "Sinfonia" from Ermione and the "Mass of Glory" by Gioachino Rossini, arias from the "Tudor Trilogy" by Donizetti, performed by the German soprano Diana Damrau, and other valuable works by Stravinsky for Djaghilev and the Russian Ballet Company: "Le Sacre du printemps" (The Rite of Spring), directed by Mikko Franck, "Petrushka" with Daniele Gatti and "The Firebird" entrusted to Valery Gergiev.
On stage, the Italian premiere of the contemporary opera "Buddha Passion" by Tan Dun, directed by the same composer. Numerous prestigious guests on the bill, such as Juraj Valčuha, Manfred Honeck, Myung-Whun Chung, Jakub Hrůša, Pablo Heras-Casado and Gustavo Dudamel.
Photo by Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Dal 10 ottobre 2019 al 16 giugno 2020