2013- 2014 season!
Christian’s 2013 season kicks of in style with a return to the wonderful Frankfurt Opera to conduct Vincent Boussard’s new production of Gluck’s Ezio. Ezio is one of Gluck’s ‘pre -reform’ operas, but already shows his amazingly fluid treatment of the Opera Seria form.
November brings the first of two Wigmore Hall concerts this season, with Christian’s Early Opera Company giving a concert performance of Handel’s Acis and Galatea, and in December Christian is delighted to conduct the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for the first time, with two performances of Handel’s Messiah. What Christmas would be complete without it!
2014 begins with a return to English National Opera, for a new production of Handel’s Rodelinda directed by one of the world’s greatest directors Richard Jones. Richard’s Munich production of Guilio Cesare some 20 years ago was a major player in the move to see Handel opera as real and vibrant theatre, and it is incredibly exciting that he will direct Rodelinda at ENO.
Another exciting development in 2014 is the opening of the Sam Wanamaker Theatre on London’s Bankside, and it’s new collaboration with The Royal Opera, with 12 performances of Cavalli’s L’Ormindo. Christian is thrilled to have been asked to conduct, and to get the opportunity to work with Kasper Holten, the new Head of Opera at the ROH, and one of the most exciting young directors around.
Christian then gets to conduct one of his favourite ever productions in his debut at the Komische Oper in Berlin, Rameau’s Castor and Pollux in the truly wonderful production by Barrie Kosky which premiered at ENO a few years ago. During his stay in Berlin he will also conduct a concert performance of Mozart’s Il Re Pastore at the Komische Oper, as part of its May Mozart Month.
The Summer brings Early Opera Company’s second Wigmore of the season, a concert performance of Charpentier’s exquisite opera La Descente d’Orphee auxs enfers, and a trip to Germany to conduct the Essen Philarmoniker in a concert of Rameau Bach and Handel, finishing with the Fireworks Music for a closing Fireworks display outside the concert hall! A fitting end to the season!!
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