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Salzburger Festpiele - Programme 2

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Sat 21 Aug, 5.00pm

Haus für Mozart, Salzburg, Austria

Monteverdi Choir
Camerata Salzburg

John Eliot Gardiner - conductor
Mavie Hörbiger narrator
Regina Fritsch narrator

Programme
Felix Mendelssohn
Die erste Walpurgisnacht, Op. 60
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21 / Op. 61

As part of the Salzburger Festpiele’s 2021 summer festival, the Monteverdi Choir and John Eliot Gardiner will perform alongside the Camerata Salzburg and a cast of soloists and narrators in two concerts of early Romantic German music at the Haus für Mozart. The first programme consists of music exclusively by Robert Schumann, including the composer’s musical version of Lord Byron’s poem Manfred, which features the German actor Jens Harzer as the narrator. The second programme, dedicated to the music of Felix Mendelssohn, will see the Monteverdi Choir perform the famous incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a work they recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra in 2016 to critical acclaim.