Kirill Petrenko (photo: Monika Rittershaus)

Online festival: The Golden Twenties

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Michael Spyres tenor (Oedipus)

Ekaterina Semenchuk mezzo-soprano (Jocasta)

Shenyang bass-baritone (Creon)

Andrea Mastroni bass (Tiresias)

Krystian Adam tenor (Shepherd)

Derek Welton bass (Messenger)

Bibiana Beglau speaker

Men of the Rundfunkchor Berlin

Kurt Weill

Symphony No. 1 “Berliner Sinfonie”

Igor Stravinsky/Sophokles/Jean Guenolé Marie Daniélou/L. Thurneiser

Oedipus rex

Jean Cocteau, Michael Spyres tenor (Oedipus), Ekaterina Semenchuk mezzo-soprano (Jocasta), Shenyang bass-baritone (Creon), Andrea Mastroni bass (Tiresias), Krystian Adam tenor (Shepherd), Derek Welton bass (Messenger), Bibiana Beglau speaker, Men of the Rundfunkchor Berlin

Dates and Tickets

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Unfortunately, this concert is cancelled.

Thu, 11 Feb 2021, 19:00

Philharmonie

Unfortunately, this concert is cancelled.

Fri, 12 Feb 2021, 19:00

Philharmonie

This concert will take place without an audience and will be broadcast live in the Digital Concert Hall.

Sat, 13 Feb 2021, 19:00

Philharmonie

Live in the Digital Concert Hallgo to broadcast

Programme

Philharmonic Biennale: Kirill Petrenko brings the 1920s to life again with an early work by Kurt Weill. The influence of Liszt, Mahler and Strauss on Weill can be heard in his rarely performed First Symphony. The music is captivating, brash and brilliant, but also features delicate, chamber music-like passages. We also hear Stravinsky’s opera-oratorio Oedipus rex, composed in 1927 and set in ancient Greece. Its music is crystal-clear neoclassicism – how could it be otherwise? Two fascinating facets of the “Roaring Twenties”.

Kirill Petrenko (photo: Monika Rittershaus)