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Sun, Jun. 20, 2021, 10.30 am | Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal

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10th Philharmonic Concert

Markus Poschner

Ludwig van Beethoven: Ouverture No. 2 "Leonore", Op. 72a

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: "Ah, lo previdi" Aria for soprano and Orchestra K. 272

Mark-Anthony Turnage: Twice Through the Heart - Dramatic scena for mezzo-soprano and 16 players (Libretto: Jackie Kay)

Conductor: Markus Poschner
Soprano: Susanne Bernhard
Mezzo-soprano: Katrin Wundsam
Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg

Three different female stories are at the heart of this concert: a mythological princess, a criminal and a heroine of liberty in trousers. Beethoven’s adventurous exploration of the tale of Leonore / Fidelio resulted, among other works, in the “Leonore Ouverture No. 2”, which embodies a transformation of his symphonic thinking into a prelude pointing to the story preceding the actual drama. Mozart’s brilliant concert aria “Ah, lo previdi” – “Ah, I foresaw this” – is an aria of vengeance sung by Andromeda, lamenting the supposed death of Perseus. Markus Poschner conducts the Philharmonic, bringing the concert season to an end with Marc-Anthony Turnage’s “Zweimal durchs Herz”: the dramatic scene for mezzo-soprano and small orchestra recounts the true, tragic story of a woman who has murdered her husband. With intriguing orchestration and based on a highly expressive text by Jackie Kay, Turnage creates an impressive sonic landscape.

Venue: Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal, Platz der Deutschen Einheit 4, 20457 Hamburg
Prices: € 56,00 / 47,00 / 36,00 / 25,00 / 11,00

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