New Year’s Eve Concert

A Wagner evening with Kirill Petrenko and Jonas Kaufmann

(photo: Gregor Hohenberh, Sony Classical)

Siegmund in Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre is a signature role for Jonas Kaufmann. His account of the tragic hero is passionate, radiant and combative in equal measure. To celebrate the end of the year, Kirill Petrenko, acclaimed for his interpretations of Wagner’s music at the Bayreuth Festival and elsewhere, conducts the first act of the opera. Its love triangle confronts us with emotional extremes, as it depicts blood vengeance, incest and the ultimate happiness of love. The programme opens with excerpts from Tannhäuser that encapsulate the festivity, fervour and shimmering eroticism of the opera.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Vida Miknevičiūtė soprano (Sieglinde)

Jonas Kaufmann tenor (Siegmund)

Georg Zeppenfeld bass (Hunding)

Richard Wagner

Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg: Overture and Der Venusberg

Richard Wagner

Die Walküre: Act I

Vida Miknevičiūtė soprano (Sieglinde), Jonas Kaufmann tenor (Siegmund), Georg Zeppenfeld bass (Hunding)

Dates and Tickets

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Fri 29 Dec 2023, 20:00

Main Auditorium | Introduction: 19:15

Sat 30 Dec 2023, 19:00

Main Auditorium | Introduction: 18:15

Kirill Petrenko (photo: Stephan Rabold)

Season’s focus

This season we are looking at "Heroes" and whether we still need them.