Experience Musical Grandeur: Teatro La Fenice’s Symphonic Season 2023-2024

Prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey through the realm of symphonic excellence as Teatro La Fenice presents its highly anticipated Symphonic Season, commencing from December 9, 2023, to October 20, 2024. This musical extravaganza boasts an impressive lineup of internationally renowned conductors, eagerly awaited returns, and captivating debuts. The majestic stage of Teatro La Fenice and the enchanting Teatro Malibran will host these enchanting performances.

A Majestic Opening: Gustav Mahler’s Third Symphony

The curtain rises with a spectacular inauguration led by Robert Treviño. Guided by the vision of Gustav Mahler, Treviño, an American maestro, will conduct the Third Symphony of the Austrian composer, carrying forward a longstanding tradition that has woven Mahler’s masterpieces into the fabric of this esteemed symphonic season.

Myung-Whun Chung’s Triumphant Return

Maestro Myung-Whun Chung graces the stage with a trilogy of mesmerizing concerts. In the first, he orchestrates the harmonious blend of Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony alongside Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.” The second concert witnesses Johannes Brahms’ Fourth Symphony and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, where Chung himself takes on the role of pianist, accompanied by the virtuoso Roberto Baraldi on the violin and Emanuele Silvestri on the cello. For the grand finale, the eminent conductor guides us through Giuseppe Verdi’s profound Requiem, marking the 150th anniversary of its momentous premiere.

Celebrating Legacy: From Bruckner to Beethoven

Honoring Anton Bruckner’s bicentennial, Hartmut Haenchen conducts the resplendent Fourth Symphony, known as the “Romantic.” Alpesh Chauhan undertakes the monumental Eighth Symphony, captivating audiences with its depth and emotion. Ivor Bolton delivers a concert of Cherubini and Haydn, culminating in the timeless Requiem by Mozart.

Piano Virtuosity: Rudolf Buchbinder’s Debut

Rudolf Buchbinder makes his debut at La Fenice in a dual role as both conductor and virtuoso pianist. His mastery takes center stage as he commands Beethoven’s Third and Fifth Piano Concertos, captivating listeners with his technical brilliance and expressive artistry.

New Commissions and Musical Epiphanies

Maestro Nicola Luisotti presents a groundbreaking premiere: a commission by Fabio Massimo Capogrosso commemorating the 700th anniversary of Marco Polo’s passing, accompanied by Mahler’s monumental First Symphony. Stanislav Kochanovsky embarks on a Russian musical odyssey, featuring Tchaikovsky’s evocative Violin Concerto, performed by the recipient of the prestigious 2023 Paganini Prize, alongside Shostakovich’s Sixth Symphony.

Beethoven’s Timeless Legacy: Daniele Rustioni’s Masterstroke

Daniele Rustioni commands the spotlight, conducting Beethoven’s iconic Ninth Symphony on the bicentennial of its composition. This momentous performance will see three extraordinary renditions, culminating with a rousing celebration on the occasion of the Republic Day.

Captivating Choral Harmony: Carmina Burana by Carl Orff

Diego Fasolis orchestrates a captivating concert dedicated to Antonio Vivaldi, while Markus Stenz, alongside Vikram Francesco Sedona, winner of the XXXII Concorso Città di Vittorio Veneto, takes audiences on a Wagnerian journey. Alfonso Caiani leads the Coro del Teatro La Fenice in a mesmerizing rendition of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, featuring two pianos and percussion.

Juanjo Mena’s Enchanting Debut

Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena debuts at La Fenice with a captivating program featuring Rachmaninov and Lutosławski. Accompanied by the acclaimed pianist Nicolò Cafaro, winner of the XXXVIII Premio Venezia, Mena brings forth the nuances and emotional depth of these remarkable composers.

Orchestral Brilliance: Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento

The illustrious Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento, under the baton of maestro Kent Nagano, graces the stage with international brilliance. The guest orchestra enriches the symphonic experience, offering unforgettable moments of musical brilliance.

Tradition and Innovation: Special Concerts and Unique Collaborations

The Symphonic Season not only delights with extraordinary performances but also features unique collaborations. Highlights include the Christmas Concert in the Basilica of San Marco and the Duomo of Mestre, the televised New Year’s Concert under the musical direction of Fabio Luisi, and a captivating symphonic concert in Piazza San Marco during the height of summer. The collaboration with the Patriarchate of Venice is further strengthened with the second edition of “La Fenice in the Church of San Fantin,” a sacred music series scheduled between April and May 2024.

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