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Season Finales

21cmediagroup / 30th May 2024 / News

Gilbert has been Music Director of the Royal Swedish Opera since spring 2021. Earlier this spring, after attending their production of Wagner’s Parsifal, the Swedish Daily declared: “Under Alan Gilbert, the Royal Court Orchestra has never sounded better.” Gilbert may currently be found at the Stockholm house, leading the two remaining performances of Love & Chaos – opera confetti in two acts, created in collaboration with visionary artist-director Doug Fitch (May 30 & June 1), followed by a summer concert with the Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra (June 14). Between these Stockholm dates, he returns to the Berlin Philharmonic to helm Honegger’s dramatic oratorio Joan of Arc at the Stake in a staged production starring Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (June 6–8; livestream June 8).

The NDR’s 2023-24 season comes to a close with an all-Czech program featuring Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony and Leonidas Kavakos in Martinů’s Second Violin Concerto (June 28–30).

NDR will then open the Schleswig-Holstein festival with Mahler’s Fifth Symphony and Mozart’s 25th Piano Concerto, with Emanuel Ax as soloist (July 6 & 7). The second performance of each program will stream live to audiences worldwide (June 29 & July 7).