ABGESAGT: Osterfestspiele Salzburg: Galakonzert

Christian Thielemann Musikalische Leitung
Anna Netrebko Sopran
Golda Schultz Sopran
Yusif Eyvazov Tenor

  • 05.04.2021
    19:00 Uhr
    Salzburg, Großes Festspielhaus

Christian Thielemann

Principal Conductor

S Since 2012/13 season Christian Thielemann has been Principal Conductor of the Staatskapelle Dresden. Following engagements at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, in Gelsenkirchen, Karlsruhe, Hanover and Dusseldorf, in 1988 he moved to Nuremberg to occupy the post of Generalmusikdirektor. In 1997 he returned to his hometown of Berlin to direct the Deutsche Oper until 2004, when he became Music Director of the Munich Philharmonic, a post he occupied until 2011. In addition to his current position in Dresden, Thielemann has been Artistic Director of the Salzburg Easter Festival since 2013, where the Staatskapelle is resident orchestra.

In previous seasons Christian Thielemann has contributed greatly to the birthday celebrations for Wagner and Strauss. At the same time he has explored a wide range of music from Bach to Henze, Rihm and Gubaidulina in Dresden and on tour. In the Semperoper he recently conducted new productions of »Der Freischütz« and »Ariadne auf Naxos« while for the Salzburg Easter Festival he interpreted »Die Walküre« and »Tosca«.

Christian Thielemann maintains close ties to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, whose New Year’s Concert he conducted in 2019. Following his debut at the Bayreuth Festival in 2000, he has returned every

year to thrill audiences with benchmark interpretations. After serving five years as the festival’s Musical Advisor, in June 2015 he became its Music Director. In addition, he has been invited to conduct the leading orchestras of Europe, the United States, Israel and Asia.

As a UNITEL exclusive artist, Christian Thielemann has a comprehensive catalogue of recordings. His most recent projects with the Staatskapelle have been to record the symphonies of Johannes Brahms and Anton Bruckner as well as numerous operas.

Christian Thielemann is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music in London and holds honorary doctorates from the Franz Liszt University of Music in Weimar and the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. In May 2015 he was awarded the Richard Wagner Prize by the Richard Wagner Society of the city of Leipzig, followed by the Prize of the Semperoper Trust in October 2016. He is patron of the Richard-Wagner-Stätten in Graupa as well as the 49th International youth competition »jugend creativ« of the Volksbanken and Raiffeisenbanken. In 2019 he was awarded honorary membership of the Gustav Mahler Society in Hamburg. His recordings have been showered with awards.

Anna Netrebko

One of the leading singers of our age, Anna Netrebko studied singing at the St Petersburg Conservatory. After winning the 1993 Glinka Competition in Moscow, she was invited by Irina Arkhipova to join the Bolshoi Theatre but moved almost immediately to the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, where she made her debut in 1994 in Mozart’s »Le nozze di Firgaro« and where she continues to appear on a regular basis. She first came to international attention in 1995 when she made her San Francisco Opera debut as Lyudmila in Glinka’s »Ruslan and Lyudmila». Since then she has been heard in all the world’s major opera houses.

Already in 2010 Anna Netrebko had a highly acclaimed appearance in the New Year's Eve concert with the Staatskapelle Dresden, when she stepped in with an aria from the »Csárdás-Fürstin« for her colleague Renée Fleming .

Anna Netrebko also pursues a busy international schedule as a concert artist and song recitalist. On CD she may be heard in complete recordings of »La traviata«, »Le nozze di Figaro«, »La bohème« and »I Capuleti e i Montecchi«, Pergolesi’s »Stabat mater« and a number of solo albums.

For her services to the arts, Anna Netrebko was awarded the Russian State Prize in 2005.
Three years later she was named People’s Artist of Russia and Musician of the Year by Musical America. Her many honours and prizes include no fewer than six Echo Klassik awards. In 2007 she became the first opera singer to be named in TIME magazine’s list of the World’s Most Influential People.