Abonnementkonzert III

Program

Joseph Haydn

SYMPHONY NO. 104 IN D MAJOR »LONDON«

Luca Francesconi

DENTRO NON HA TEMPO

Franz Schubert

GESANG DER GEISTER ÜBER DEN WASSERN D 714

Anton Bruckner

TE DEUM

Cast

Dates

Duration: approx. 2:15 hrs including one interval
Festkonzert zur Feier des 200-jährigen Jubiläums des Staatsopernchores
Vorwort 45 Minuten vor Vorstellungsbeginn, Referent: Detlef Giese
Duration: approx. 2:15 hrs including one interval

The 200th anniversary of the Staatsopernchor calls for an appropriately festive piece to mark the occasion. In the 1880s, when Anton Bruckner was already breaking new ground with his grand symphonies, he set out to compose a monumentally melodious »Te Deum« for soloists, chorus and orchestra. He and Franz Schubert were united by an elective affinity of sorts, and the musical expression of the two composers is indeed kindred. Schubert’s haunting »Gesang der Geister über den Wassern« (Song of the Spirits over the Waters), set to profound lyrics by Goethe, places the spotlight once again on the Staatsopernchor.