For everyone 28 and under: go to the Berliner Philharmoniker for 18 euros

Julia Lezhneva debuts with the Berliner Philharmoniker

Julia Lezhneva
(Photo: Julia Emil Matveev)

Make way for the young generation! After Alice Sara Ott, Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Anna Vinnitskaya another outstanding young artist will be making her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker: the soprano Julia Lezhneva.

A particular voice

“You have given birth to an opera singer,” the doctor prophesied to Julia Lezhneva’s mother because her newborn baby was screaming so loudly. In her science-orientated family, Julia Lezhneva, who comes from the Russian island of Sakhalin, was an exception with her musical talent, yet her parents encouraged their daughter’s gift from the beginning. Two people in particular played a decisive role in her career: the mezzo-soprano Elena Obraztsova, who became her mentor, encouraging her to sing Baroque music, and Marc Minkowski, who spotted the young soprano on YouTube, and engaged her for his recording of Bach’s B Minor Mass. Thanks to her bright, clear and very flexible voice, today the Russian is the ideal performer of virtuosic vocal parts of the Baroque and First Viennese School. Luckily, Julia Lezhneva , whose great role model is Cecilia Bartoli, has loved this type of music since childhood. For her debut concert with the Philharmoniker, she sings the cantata “Berenice, che fai” by Josef Haydn, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s concert aria “Ch’io mi scordi di te”.

Order tickets now

Classic fans up to the age of 28 can buy tickets for the concert on 4 October 2019 online for 18 Euro. The discounted tickets for young concertgoers are also available at the box office of the Philharmonie. Please note: ID with proof of age will be required at the concert hall.

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Berliner Philharmoniker

Adam Fischer Conductor and Piano
Julia Lezhneva soprano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425 “Linz”

Joseph Haydn
“Berenice, che fai”, Cantata for Soprano and Orchestra, Hob. XXIVa No. 10

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Chʼio mi scordi di te”, Recitative and Aria for Soprano, Piano obbligato and Orchestra, K. 505

Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 104 in D major