Leonore and Marguerite
15.9.2017, 8 p.m.,
Concert hall in the World Conference Center Bonn
Concert hall in the World Conference Center Bonn Concert hall in the World Conference Center Bonn Platz der Vereinten Nationen 253113BonnLeonore and Marguerite
Overture from the opera ‘Leonore’
Romance of Marguerite from ‘La Damnation de Faust’
Air of Néris ‘Ah! Nos peines seront communes’ from the opera ‘Medée’
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Symphony No. 8 in F major op. 93
- 51 | 40 | 29 inkl. Gebühren
Recently our French neighbours have lit on many ideas to enliven our musical tradition. Opera Fuoco, an ensemble founded and directed by David Stern, has raised eyebrows with a bold new concept: a fresh look at 18th- and 19th-century music from the standpoint of opera. Now it introduces the ‘Leonore Overture’ of Ferdinando Paër, a composer highly successful in Paris at the time, while casting a sidelong glance at an opera written at the same time on the same subject: Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’. Joining these works are a cantata by Xavier Boisselot, the highly talented offspring of a family of piano manufacturers, and Marguerite’s ravishing love-drenched romance from Berlioz’s ‘La damnation de Faust’. The evening ends with Beethoven’s effervescent Eighth Symphony in the ‘period sound’ of its era.
'For 8 at 8' Non-bookable reserved seats for students
7 pm concert introduction
Deutsche Welle Festival Concert
Sponsored by Deutsche Post DHL Group and the French embassy.