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Arrangement 49
Aida
G. Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) wrote his “Aida” at a politically highly explosive time: Germany and France were on the brink of war (Franco-Prussian War 1870/71), which is why the premiere could not take place until a year later after the scheduled date: Because both the stage sets and the costumes were stuck in the Prussian occupied Paris. The opera had been commissioned by the Egyptian Viceroy Ismail Pasha. However, not, as often wrongly assumed, for the inauguration of the Suez Canal, but for the opening of the new opera house in Cairo in 1871.
Aida shows the versatility of this exceptional Italian composer in its entirety: large-scale mass scenes and choruses are juxtaposed with equally intimate, chamber-play-like scenes that reveal a soul drama that is ingenious in every detail. In this respect, the work can certainly be interpreted as a turning point in Verdi’s oeuvre, as it not only focuses on the vocal parts, but also assigns a new and leading role to the orchestra.
Verdi received the 150,000 gold francs demanded for his composition, probably the highest honorarium granted to a composer to date. In addition, he demanded his own trumpets for the famous Triumphal March, the so-called Aida trumpets, which had to be commissioned as a special production. Today "Aida" is one of the most successful of the great operas of the 19th century.
Aida, G. Verdi, the 23.
Daniele Rustioni - Damiano Michieletto
Elena Stikhina
Soprano Elena Stikhina (*1986) is one of the outstanding young artists of our time and has already caused an international sensation in her field: after winning the prestigious Operalia Singing Competition in 2016 – an award that in the past has already been the career springboard for many glorious artists of our times – performances at the Opéra de Paris, the Deutsche Oper Berlin as well as the Staatsoper Unter den Linden and the Dresden Semperoper soon followed. In the 2018/2019 season, Stikhina made her successful debuts in the U.S., both at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, where she gave the title role in Giacomo Puccini’s ´Suor Angelica`, and as ´Tosca` at Boston Lyric Opera. In the summer of 2019, the Russian-born singer gave her much acclaimed premiere at the Salzburg Festival with the role of Medee – standing in for Sonya Yoncheva. With this, at the latest, Stikhina is about to establish herself from an outstanding young artist to one of the future big stars in the musical sky.
Elena Stikhina, Anita Rachvelishvili, Brian Jagde, Alexander Köpeczi, Alexandros Stavrakakis
Staatsoper
Tristan und Isolde, R. Wagner, the 24.
Juraj Valčuha - Krzysztof Warlikowski
Anja Harteros
German soprano Anja Harteros was born on July 23, 1972 in Bergneustadt, Westphalia. From an early age, her parents encouraged her to deepen her passion for music. She participates in a choir and takes violin lessons. Very early on, her singing teacher advised her to pursue her vocation for the opera.
His career suddenly took off in 1999 with his debut at the Vienna Staatsoper en Mimi in Puccini’s La Bohème, then at the Munich Staatsoper, which in a way became her artistic residence. Anja Harteros has received a great success during her collaborations with Jonas Kaufmann, as in Lohengrin at the Munich Festival in 2009 and in 2013 in Le Trouvère.
Anja Harteros, Jamie Barton, Stuart Skelton, Sean Michael Plumb, Wolfgang Koch,
René Pape
René Pape is a German opera singer born September 4, 1964 in Dresden. René Pape began studying music and singing at the age of 8 in the boys’ choir of the Holy Cross Church in Dresden. Then René Pape continued his apprenticeship at the Dresden Conservatory. René Pape made his debut at the Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden in 1988, and gained dazzling international recognition in 1991, when Sir Georg Solti gave him the role of Sarastro in a production of The Magic Flute, a role he sang again. the same year at La Scala in Milan under the direction of the same conductor. René Pape performs regularly in major opera houses, concert halls and symphony orchestras around the world, as well as opera festivals such as Bayreuth, Glyndebourne, Lucerne, Orange, Salzburg, where he is conducted by the greatest conductors of orchestra.
René Pape
Staatsoper
Récital Jonas Kaufmann, the 25.
Klavier:
Helmut Deutsch
Helmut Deutsch was born in Vienna in 1945, where he learned piano, composition and musicology at the Vienna Academy from 1967 until 1979. Helmut Deutsch began his career as an accompanist with Irmgard Seefried and collaborated for more than twelve years with Hermann Prey. Helmut Deutsch has performed with the greatest singers including Olaf Bär, Diana Damrau, Annette Dasch, Matthias Goerne, Hans Hotter, his former student Jonas Kaufmann, Anne Sofie von Otter, Andreas Schmidt, Bo Skovhus, Michael Volle and many more .
Helmut Deutsch
Staatsoper



Hotel informations for Munich 49
Munich, Bayerischer HofMunich, Bayerischer Hof
Bayerischer Hof *****
The privately run luxury hotel Bayerischer Hof *****, which has been run by the Volkhardt family for generations, has always been home to guests of the highest standard since its opening in 1841, from kings to Hollywood greats and pop stars. The ambience is correspondingly stylish, corresponding to the varied and individual design of the rooms. The centrally located on the Promenade Square house has always been characterized by excellent service. The spa area “Blue Spa” extends over three floors and offers u. a. a rooftop pool with beautiful views over the Bavarian metropolis. Five restaurants do not leave any culinary wishes unfulfilled. The opera is only a five-minute walk away.
Munich, Vier Jahreszeiten KempinskiMunich, Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski
Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski *****
The Vier Jahreszeiten hotel ***** is, since 1858, an establishment of long tradition. It is located in the city centre on the Maximilianstrasse and only two minutes away on foot from the Opera. Offering 303 rooms and 62 luxurious suites, there are also numerous facilities to take advantage of. Its restaurant, Schwarzreiter, enjoys an excellent reputation and it is particularly appreciated after an evening at the Opera.
Munich, Platzl HotelMunich, Platzl Hotel
Platzl Hotel ****
The Platzl hotel **** welcomes you in a charming atmosphere in the heart of Munich, only a few minutes away from the Opera. Its 167 rooms are comfortably equipped and tastefully decorated. The hotel also offers a restaurant of typical Munich ambience in a vaulted room as well as a health spa with sauna and Turkish bath.



All-inclusive price per person for Munich 49
Single room/ night
Bayerischer Hof
2.380,- Euro
140-250,- Euro
Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski
2.720,- Euro
130-240,- Euro
Platzl Hotel
1.970,- Euro
90-200,- Euro



The price includes
Overnights including breakfast, good opera tickets, travel cancellation expenses insurance.