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Innsbruck Festival of Early Music – 2018


Innsbruck Festival of Early Music – 2018

INNSBRUCK/GERMANY: From July 17th to August 27th 2018, the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music takes you on a journey to highly regarded instrument makers, exceptional artists, gods and heroes as well as legendary composers.

Alessandro di Marchi presenting the Festival program at the Austrian embassy, Paris. Foto Henning Høholt

Alessandro di Marchi presenting the Festival program at the Austrian embassy, Paris. Foto Henning Høholt

Artistic Director Alessandro De Marchi will conduct “Didone abbandonata” by Saverio Mercadante, the first ever early 19th-century opera to take place at the Innsbruck Festival. The production will be staged by one of the most renowned directors of our time, Jürgen Flimm. Conductor and musicologist Claudio Osele will present the serenata “La Semele o sia La richiesta fatale” (“Semele or The Fatal Request”) by Johann Adolf Hasse. And the 2018 instalment of Barockoper:Jung takes us back to the time of the early Venetian opera: “Gli amori d’Apollo e Dafne” (“The Love of Apollo and Daphne”) by Francesco Cavalli.

Jacobus Stainer

Violin by Jacobus Stainer

Instrument maker Jacobus Stainer, who was born approx. 400 years ago, takes a prominent position in the concert programme.

Music from Stainer’s era features repeatedly in 2018’s programme, for instance in the form of composers who owned Stainer violins (Bach, Corelli) or knew him personally (Biber).

The summer of 2018 will put a new “early music generation” in the limelight: young, spirited musicians as well as winners of the Cesti Competition, whose careers continue to progress, conquer the Festival stage.

 

Please enjoy some of our reviews from Early Music Festivals in Innsbruck:

Success for Birgitte Christensen as Alceste:

http://www.kulturkompasset.com/2016/08/25/success-for-birgitte-christensen-as-alceste-in-innsbruck/

Applaus after Alceste by Gluck, In the center René Jacobs, and left Birgitte Christensen, who sung the demanding titerole, Thoas walker, who was extraordinary as Admeto, the wife of Alceste. at Alte Music Festival in Innsbruck, 23. August 2016. Foto Henning Høholt

Applaus after Alceste by Gluck, In the center René Jacobs, and left Birgitte Christensen, who sung the demanding titerole, Thoas walker, who was extraordinary as Admeto, the wife of Alceste. at Alte Music Festival in Innsbruck, 23. August 2016. Foto Henning Høholt

Il Germanico in Innsbruck with David Hansen:

http://www.kulturkompasset.com/2015/09/01/il-germanico-in-innsbruck-drama-with-happy-ending/

Aplaus, last night in Innsbruck: From right David Hansen, Klara Ek, Alessandro De Marchi, Patricia Bardon, Hagen Matzeit, Emilie Renard and Carlo Vincenzo Allemano, Foto Henning Høholt

Aplaus, last night in Innsbruck: From right David Hansen, Klara Ek, Alessandro De Marchi, Patricia Bardon, Hagen Matzeit, Emilie Renard and Carlo Vincenzo Allemano, Foto Henning Høholt

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