Kent Nagano at the Salzburg Festival 2018 (November 2017)
On 8 November it was officially annouced that Kent Nagano will return to the Salzburg Festival in July 2018 both in concert and opera performances.
With the Vienna Phliharmonic he will perform the new opera production of Hans Werner Henze’s The Bassarides, staged by Krzysztof Warlikowski. It will be the first time for Kent Nagano to conduct a piece by Henze at the Salzburg Festival. The premiere will be on 16 August. Further performances will take place on 19, 23 and 26 August.
The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, whose Music Director Kent Nagano has been since 2006, is performing the opening concert of the Festival 2018 on 20 July as part of the opening series Ouverture Spirituelle – with Krzysztof Penderecki‘s St. Luke Passion. It will be the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal‘s debut at the Salzburg Festival.