June 2023

15 – 20 June

Freiburger Barockorchester
with René Jacobs, direction / RIAS Kammerchor (SATB) / Helena Rasker, Orfeo, alto / Polina Pastirchak, Euridice, soprano / Kateryna Kasper, Amore, soprano

»Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (concert version)«

37 musicians, choir, alto, 2x soprano

5 – 18 June

Chaarts Chamber Artists
with Regula Mühlemann, soprano

»Fairy Tales«

In the world of fairies, their enchanting sounds, and beguiling songs – surrounded by the mysticism of the North and its dazzling world of legends – the Swiss soprano Regula Mühlemann and the international chamber ensemble CHAARTS are literally on the ‘wings of song’. Here, grand opera, filigree singspiel and fulminant orchestral suites are fused into gripping immediacy by the congenial instrumental art of Wolfgang Renz for eleven instruments, and in the dialogue between the singer and the eleven musicians, oases of the finest musicality as well as sound spaces of remarkable fullness open up.

Edvard Grieg: Suite from Peer Gynt Nr. 1 op. 46
Vier Lieder: Solveigs Wiegenlied (Peer Gynt), Frühling (Lieder op. 33), Ein Schwan (6 Lieder op. 25), Solveigs Lied (Peer Gynt)
Giuseppe Verdi: Ninfe! Elfi! Silfi! … Sul fil d’un soffio eteseo (Aria of Nannetta from Falstaff)
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: In dem Mondenschein im Walde op. 19 Nr. 4, Ouverture, Bunte Schlangen zweigezüngt, Scherzo, Bei des Feuers mattem Flimmern (Ein Sommernachtstraum)
Antonín Dvořák: Lied an den Mond (Rusalka)
Charles Gounod: Je veux vivre dans le rêve (Aria of Juliette from Roméo et Juliette)

And other works by Jules Massenet, Benjamin Britten, Henry Purcell and others.

11 instrumentalists (5 winds, 5 strings, harp)

1 – 30 June

B’Rock Orchestra
with Antoine Tamestit, artistic director and viola

»Tears of Melancholy«

“Neither are the tears always shed in sorrowe, but sometimes in joy and gladnesse”
Preceding his Lachrimae or Seven Tears, John Dowland indicates that each tear, each of his seven slow, stately pavanes, is different. Sighing and sad tears next to sincere and loving ones: In this programme, directed by the award-winning French violist Antoine Tamestit, Dowland’s Lachrimae sound like an overture, the prelude to a moving musical journey through which melancholy is woven as a thread.

John Dowland: Lachrimae or Seven Tears
Benjamin Britten: Lachrymae op. 48a for Viola and Strings
Henry Purcell: Suite Z 770
Henry Purcell: Chaconne in g Z 730
Georg Muffat: Concerto IV Dulce Somnium
Paul Hindemith: Trauermusik for Viola and Strings
Georg Muffat: Concerto VI – Saeculum

Line-up: number of musicians tbc