Concerts with the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Christine Goerke, Klaus Florian Vogt, & Günther Groissböck
Andris Nelsons returns to the Bayreuth Festival this summer to conduct the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and a star-studded roster of soloists in a concert program that will make stops in Cologne, Essen, Paris, and Riga. The concert program features selections from Wagner’s Lohengrin, Parsifal, Die Walküre, and Götterdämmerung. The celebrated soloists include soprano Christine Goerke, tenor Klaus Florian Vogt, and bass Günther Groissböck.
Performances will begin at the Richard Wagner Festival Theater in Bayreuth on August 22 & 25. Further concert dates include at the Kölner Philharmonie on August 30; Philharmonie Essen on August 31; Philharmonie de Paris on September 1; and at the Riga Jurmala Music Festival on September 3 & 4.
Recent critical acclaim:
„Pure Wagner Magic“
„it is a pleasure to experience Andris Nelsons on the conductor’s podium: his aesthetically flowing movements, his captivating devotion, his contagious, almost childlike enthusiasm, which is immediately transferred to the musicians and the audience.“
„The highlight of the event is the subtly crafted Karfreitagszauber from the “Parsifal”: pure Wagnerian magic, from breathtaking gradations in the pianissimo to overwhelming fortissimo outbursts. Nelsons’ operatic qualities are also evident in the fact that he animates the musicians to ecstasy, but he always gives way to the three vocal soloists of the evening and does not condemn them to shouting.“ (Münchner Merkur, Marco Schmidt)
Photo: Marco Borggreve