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2017-18 Season News

A new production of Fidelio for Staatsoper Hamburg

18 January 2018

This week a new production of Beethoven’s Fidelio will be premiered at the Staatsoper Hamburg by Artistic Director, Georges Delnon and conducted by General Music Director, Kent Nagano; this marks the second new production for Maestro Nagano in Hamburg this season following Achim Freyer’s new Parsifal in September. Fidelio will premiere on 28th January with a live […]

OSM to perform the opening concert of the Salzburg Festival

15 January 2018

The Salzburg Festival has invited the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) and Kent Nagano to perform the opening concert of the 2018 Festival. On July 20, 2018, at the Festival’s Felsenreitschule the OSM will perform Krzysztof Penderecki’s epic St. Luke Passion as part of the composer’s 85th birthday celebrations. Scored for chorus, soloists and orchestra […]

Echo Klassik Awards 2017

06 November 2017

On 29 October 2017 Kent Nagano received his ECHO Klassik award as Conductor of the year for his interpretation of Strauss’ Eine Alpensinfonie recorded with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (FARO Classics). During the award ceremony, which took place at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg Kent conducted the Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg, of whom he is chief […]

Wagner’s “The Ring of the Nibelung” in historically-informed performance practice

05 October 2017

The German early music ensemble Concerto Köln and the American conductor Kent Nagano launch a leading-edge project: in cooperation with the University of Cologne and Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Cologne (Germany) they will undertake Richard Wagner’s tetralogy, “The Ring of the Nibelung”. Their endeavor will help provide the international opera scene new impetus for […]

Kent to renew General Music Directorship in Hamburg until 2025

04 October 2017

On 4 October 2017, the Aufsichtsrat of the Hamburg State Opera decided to renew the contracts of General Director Georges Delnon and General Music Director Kent Nagano by 5 years until 2025. Both have been working successfully on the profiles of the Hamburg State Opera and the Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg since 2015. The City […]