Haydn’s The Seasons in Dresden had an essentially sunlit disposition

GermanyGermany Dresden Music Festival 2024 [11] – Haydn, The Seasons (Die Jahreszeiten): Lina Johnson (soprano, Hanne), Tilman Lichdi (tenor, Lukas), Matthias Winckhler (bass-baritone, Simon), La Capella Nacional de Catalunya, Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall (conductor). Kulturpalast Dresden, 30.5.2024. (MC)

[front l-r] Lina Johnson (soprano), Jordi Savall (conductor), Tilman Lichdi (tenor), and Matthias Winckhler (baritone) © Oliver Killig

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At Dresden’s Frauenkirche soprano Jeanine De Bique soared to great heights

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Dresden Music Festival 2024 [10] – ‘Mirrors’ (music by Handel, Graun, Vinci, Telemann, Broschi): Jeanine De Bique (soprano), Concerto Köln / Evgeny Sviridov (concertmaster). Frauenkirche, Dresden, 29.5.2024. (MC)

Jeanine De Bique (soprano) and Concerto Köln © Stephan Floss

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Hooray for Hollywood and highly satisfying Tchaikovsky from Hope, Vogler and the DSO Berlin in Dresden

GermanyGermany Dresden Music Festival 2024 [9] – Price, Rózsa, Williams, Rózsa and Tchaikovsky: Daniel Hope (violin), Jan Vogler (cello), Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin / Anna Rakitina (conductor). Frauenkirche, Dresden, 28.5.2024. (MC)

Daniel Hope (violin), Jan Vogler (cello), Anna Rakitina (conductor) and DSO Berlin © Oliver Killig

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Manfred Honeck and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra sound magnificent in Dresden

GermanyGermany Dresden Music Festival 2024 [8] – Tarrodi, Sibelius, Dvořák: Daniel Lozakovich (violin), Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra / Manfred Honeck (conductor). Kulturpalast Dresden, 26.5.2024. (MC)

Manfred Honeck conducts violinist Daniel Lozakovich and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra © Oliver Killig

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Josef Ernst Köpplinger whip smart Dresden production underscored the enduring appeal of Die Zauberflöte

GermanyGermany Mozart, Die Zauberflöte(The Magic Flute): Soloists, Sächsische Staatsopernchor, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Gaetano d’Espinosa (conductor). Semperoper Dresden, 27.5.2024. (MC)

Scene from Die Zauberflöte at the Semperoper Dresden © Ludwig Olah

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A Dresden recital of outstanding artistry and sincerity from Matthias Goerne and Alexander Schmalcz

GermanyGermany Dresden Music Festival 2024 [6] – R. Schumann, Brahms: Matthias Goerne (baritone), Alexander Schmalcz (piano). Staatsschauspiel Dresden, 24.5.2024. (MC)

Baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist Alexander Schmalcz © Oliver Killig

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Meltzer and Dörken relish the thrill of music making in Dresden

GermanyGermany Dresden Music Festival 2024 [5] – Beethoven, Hannah Ishizaki, Janáček, Fauré: Nathan Meltzer (violin), Danae Dörken (piano). Kronensaal, Schloss Albrechtsberg, Dresden, 23.5.2024. (MC)

Danae Dörken (piano) and Nathan Meltzer (violin) © Dresdner Musikfestspiele

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