Advent Concert of ZDF

Concert programme and soloists tba
Antonello Manacorda Conductor
Aida Garifullina Soprano
Daniel Behle Tenor
Céline Moinet Oboe
SemperBrass Dresden
Kammerchor der Frauenkirche Dresden

Joseph Haydn

  • »Mit Würd und Hoheit angetan« aus »Die Schöpfung«

Bartholomäus Gesius

  • »Hosianna, dem Sohne Davids«

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • »Laudamus te« aus Große Messe c-Moll KV427

Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Sinfonia pastorale aus dem »Weihnachtsoratorium« BWV 248
  • »Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht« aus dem »Weihnachtsoratorium« BWV 248
  • »Frohe Hirten, eilt, ach eilet« aus dem »Weihnachtsoratorium« BWV 248

Alessandro Marcello

  • II. Adagio aus dem Oboenkonzert d-Moll

Giuseppe Verdi

  • »Ave Maria« aus der Oper »Otello«

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • IV. Molto allegro aus der Symphonie C-Dur KV 551 »Jupiter«

William Byrd

  • Ave verum corpus

Adolphe Adam

  • »O Holy Night«

Michael Praetorius

  • »Es ist ein Ros entsprungen«

Music for the festive season

Since 2000, public-service broadcaster ZDF and the Staatskapelle have been transport­ing the festive charm of Dresden into the homes of countless music lovers throughout Germany. Meanwhile a much-loved tradi­tion, the Advent Concert features renowned soloists performing seasonal music togeth­er with the Staatskapelle Dresden in the candlelit setting of Dresden’s impressive and highly symbolic Frauenkirche. These Advent Concerts conducted by leading maestros are intended to provoke both reflection and anticipation – truly, music to conjure up the spirit of Christmas!


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Concert of the ZDF in co-operation with the Frauenkirche Foundation Dresden, sponsored by Commerzbank

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29. November 2020 ab 18 Uhr im ZDF
  • 29.11.2020
    18:00 Uhr
    Frauenkirche Dresden

Antonello Manacorda

An Italian with a strong affinity for the German repertoire. A “natural melodist” (Der Tagesspiegel), who excels at transferring the intricacy of his stylistically informed interpretations to the big orchestral apparatus. More, a true artist merging sheer creative force with a highly collaborative performance style.
Antonello Manacorda’s versatility as a conductor is rooted in the richness of his musical and cultural background: born into an French-Italian family in Turin, educated in Amsterdam and a longtime Berlin resident, Manacorda was a founding member and longstanding concert master of the Claudio Abbado – initiated Mahler Chamber Orchestra before studying under legendary Finnish conductor Jorma Panula. Today Antonello Manacorda is performing at both the world’s most renowned opera houses as well as at the helm of globally renowned symphony orchestras. At the heart of his work is the Kammerakademie Potsdam – an ensemble he has shaped as its Artistic Director since 2010 and produced a series of award-winning recordings with since.

In the 2020/21 season, Antonello Manacorda follows re-invitations to the Vienna State Opera (“The Abduction from the Seraglio”) and with a new production of Dmitri Tcherniakov’s Der Freischütz to the Bavarian State Opera, where he will also conduct productions of Così fan tutte and The Magic Flute in the 2020/21 season.

Highlights of his symphonic calendar in the 2020/21 season include guest appearances with the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the NDR Radiophilharmonie, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the SWR Symphony Orchestra and the Boulez Ensemble. On tour with the Kammerakademie Potsdam and the soloist Christian Tetzlaff Antonello Manacorda will perform amongst others at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Kölner Philharmonie, the Philharmonie Berlin, the NDR Sendesaal and the Elbphilharmonie.

Last season Antonello Manacorda debuted with Le nozze di Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera New York. Guest appearances have taken him amongst others to the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra.

With the Kammerakademie Potsdam, Antonello Manacorda has recorded both a Mendelssohn cycle and a Schubert cycle for Sony, that have received highest praise by the press. The recording was awarded the 2015 ECHO Klassik in the category »Best Orchestra of the Year«. With the Het Gelders Orkest Antonello Manacorda has recorded for Challenge Records pieces by Ravel and Debussy as well as pieces by Berlioz and Mahler with the Swedish soprano Lisa Larsson.

Aida Garifullina

Born in 1987 in Kazan (Russia), her choirmaster mother gave Aida her first music lesson, influencing her musical development from early childhood and inspiring her to pursue opera. At the age of 18, Aida attended the Nuremberg University of Music where she was taught by Siegfried Jerusalem. She joined the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts in 2007 under the tuition of Claudia Visca.

In 2013, Aida was invited by conductor and company director Valery Gergiev to join the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. There, she made her first appearance as Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and later performed as Gilda in Rigoletto and Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore.

The same year Aida won first place in Plácido Domingo’s International Opera Singers Competition Operalia. Following Aida received an invitation to join the Vienna State Opera and was offered a contract with Decca Classics.

Aida Garifullina has opened the Vienna Opera Ball as well as the SemperOpernball, the latter already twice. Garifullina performs at the most prestigious opera houses in the world:  at the Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, at the Wiener Staatsoper, at the Salzburg Festspiele, at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden London, at the Metropolitan Opera New York, at the Opéra national de Paris. In 2020 he debuted as Mimi in La Bohème at the Wiener Staatsoper.

Daniel Behle

The versatile tenor and composer Daniel Behle is equally successful in the concert, Lied and opera genres. His extensive repertoire ranges from Baroque masterpieces, Classical and Romantic works to compositions of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Daniel Behle appears in concert with renowned orchestras, including the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Berliner and Wiener Philharmoniker, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazianale di Santa Cecilia, Wiener Symphoniker, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and the Bachakademie Stuttgart. He works with conductors such as Pablo Heras Casado, Marek Janowski, Kent Nagano, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, and Christian Thielemann.

Opera commitments take him to several important opera houses. After his highly acclaimed debut in 2016 as Ferrando in Così fan tutte he will return to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in October 2019 as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni under Hartmut Haenchen's baton. Further opera highlights are his role debuts as Lohengrin at the Theater Dortmund and at the Staatsoper Stuttgart (Direction: Cornelius Meister).

As a composer, his transcriptions for tenor and piano trio have met with great critical acclaim: he has performed »WinterreiseN« (Sony Classical) at the Wigmore Hall London, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Alte Oper Frankfurt. Equally successful are »Mein Hamburg« (Berlin Classics; new compositions and arrangements of famous tenor arias), and his Christmas album »Meine schönsten Weihnachtslieder« (Sony Classical).

To date he has published 13 highly acclaimed solo albums, including »Die schöne Müllerin«, Strauss "Lieder" (both Capriccio), Gluck »Arias« (Decca) and Schubert »Arias« (dhm).

Céline Moinet

Principal Oboe

Born in Lille in 1984, Céline Moinet studied the oboe and chamber music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris with David Walter and Maurice Bourgue. In 2006, she was awarded a Premier Prix in both disciplines. She also studied the Baroque oboe with Marcel Ponseele and Xenia Löffler.

In 2004 and 2005, she completed her orchestral training as a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester under the direction of Claudio Abbado.

In 2006, Céline was appointed principal oboe of the Nationaltheater-Orchester Mannheim.  Since June 2008, she has occupied the same position with the celebrated Staatskapelle Dresden.  In the autumn of 2011, she was invited by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra to appear on an extended tour of Asia and Australia.  Céline has appeared as guest principal with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and leading German orchestras such as the NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the SWR Radiosinfonieorchester Stuttgart, the Philharmoniker Hamburg, and the orchestra of the Frankfurt Opera.


Céline Moinet appears regularly in solo and chamber repertoire. She has performed the major oboe concertos with the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Prague Philharmonia, the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Kammerorchester Basel, and the Dresdner Kapellsolisten.  Her chamber-music partners include Christoph Eschenbach, Matthias Goerne and Andreas Haefliger.

Her first solo CD was released in 2012 by harmonia mundi and was awarded 5 stars by Diapason.  Her new CD with harpist Sarah Christ has been released in winter 2013.

Since April 2008, Céline Moinet has taught at the Hochschule für Musik Carl-Maria von Weber in Dresden and at the invitation of Fabio Luisi, she has given recitals and masterclasses at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo. 

Céline Moinet plays an oboe and english horn made by Marigaux, Paris.