Love, jealous murder, rebellion against fate, reconciliation with fellow human beings and nature. These are the themes that Arnold Schonberg interweaves in his greatest orchestral: Gurre-Lieder.
We will have the privilege of listening to the fascinating love story between King Waldemar and his lover, Tove, killed by the jealous Queen Helvig, on September 28 and 29, 2023, from 7:00 p.m., in the Park of Roses, during the extraordinary vocal-symphonic concerts that open the 2023-2024 Season.
More than 400 instrumentalists and lyrical artists from Germany and Romania are part of the largest project in the history of the Banatul Timișoara Philharmonic.
Gurre-Lieder - Cantata for soloists, narrator, choir and large orchestra will be performed by:
- The symphony orchestra and the „Ion Românu” Choir of the Banatul Timișoara Philharmonic
- Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Altenburg Gera Theatre
- Choir of the Romanian National Opera Timișoara
- The equal voices choir of the „Ion Vidu” Art High School Timișoara
- The children's choir of the Rutheneum Gera College of Music
Conductor: GABRIEL BEBEȘELEA
Assistant conductors: CRISTIAN SPĂTARU
DOMINIK THOMAS KOZOWSKI
Choir conductors: IOSIF TODEA
CHRISTIAN K. FRANK
MICHAELA KAUNE (Tove)
RUXANDRA DONOSE (Waldtaube)
ROY CORNELIUS SMITH (Waldemar)
COSMIN IFRIM (Klaus Narr)
BOGDAN BACIU (Bauer)
JOHANNES SCHWÄRSKY (Narator)
Organizers: Banatul Timișoara Philharmonic and Theater Altenburg Gera
Funders: The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany for Culture and Mass Media and the City Hall of Timișoara
Partners: Partners: Romanian National Opera from Timișoara, Equal Voices Choir of "Ion Vidu" Art High School Timișoara, Children's Choir of Rutheneum Gera Music College, Gera City Hall