Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” with the Dresdner Festspielorchester & Concerto Köln at the Dresdner Musikfestspiele (June 2023)

With standing ovations, the audience celebrated the team of the Wagner Project of the Dresdner Musikfestspiele at the performance on Wednesday – under the direction of Kent Nagano, the musicians of the Dresdner Festspielorchester and Concerto Köln and soloists presented Wagner’s “Das Rheingold” in historically informed performance practice. But it is the intensive work of the scientific team around PD Dr. Kai Hinrich Müller that gives this project its uniqueness and relevance in working with Wagner’s music. In the press lounge last Tuesday, the scientific insights as well as backgrounds of the project were discussed with, among others, Intendant of the Musikfestspiele Jan Vogler, a synopsis can be found here.

In case you missed the kick-off in Dresden – the project will go on tour to the Cologne Philharmonic (Aug. 18), the Ravello Festival (Aug. 20) and Lucerne Festival (Aug. 22), and will also bring Wagner experts and performers from around the world together in Dresden in a Wagner Academy starting in the fall of 2023.

The Dresdner Musikfestspiele continue through this Sunday – more information on upcoming concerts with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Wynton Marsalis with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, among others, can be found here.

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