Ten Wagner Operas with Marek Janowski in Berlin

The Wagner series kicks off with Der fliegende Holländer in November 2010

With Richard Wagner's opera Der fliegende Holländer, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and Marek Janowski begin their series featuring concert performances of the ten most important of Wagner's operas on November 13, 2010. An international elite of Wagner singers including Matti Salminen, Nina Stemme, Albert Dohmen, Christian Elsner, Ricarda Merbeth, Robert Dean Smith and Stephen Gould will be performing at the Berlin Philharmonie between November 2010 and May 2013.

Under the direction of Marek Janowski, the RSB will perform the operatic works Parsifal (April 8, 2011) and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (June 3, 2011) with the Rundfunkchor Berlin during the 2010/11 season. It is the objective of the RSB's principal conductor and artistic director, Marek Janowski, to convey to the audience the high musical quality of Wagner's compositions in the absence of scenic interpretation, focusing on the music alone.

The concert cycle will be continued in 2011/12 with Tannhäuser, Tristan und Isolde and Lohengrin. The performance of the complete opera tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen during the 2012/13 season marks the highpoint of the series, in honor of Richard Wagner's 200th birthday.


Marek Janowski's complete recording of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen with the Staatskapelle Dresden remains one of the most widely sold reference recordings of the work. Marek Janowski has been leading the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin since 2002. As the oldest German radio-owned orchestra, the RSB's founding goes back to the first hour of German radio in October 1923.

Ticket sales: Tickets for Wagner opera performances will go on sale as of June 1. Tickets may be reserved in advance.

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