The Spring Orchestra Concert

Concert. The Göteborg Opera Orchestra, Chorus and four exceptional soloists come together for a musical magnum opus: Beethoven’s ninth symphony.

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The Göteborg Opera OrchestraFoto: Tilo Stengel

Beethoven's ninth and last symphony is a musical magnum opus. The fourth and last movement – a setting to music of the Friedrich Schiller poem Ode an die Freude – is Beethoven's tribute to freedom and fraternity.

Malin Byström, who has enchanted us as Thaïs, is also in the limelight this spring in our production of Simon Boccanegra. Anders Larsson visits us for the first time since the title role of Goya. Katja Lytting has previously been a regular guest at The Göteborg Opera, appearing in productions including Die Walküre and Boris Godunov. The Göteborg Opera soloist Tomas Lind last set foot on our stage as Calaf in Puccini's Turandot.

Giancarlo Andretta is now in his third season as our guest principal conductor. This concert will enable him to show that, as an experienced conductor, he of course has more strings to his bow than just Italian opera.

Giancarlo Andretta
Giancarlo Andretta, Conductor
Malin Byström
Malin Byström, sopranoPeter Knutson
Katja Lytting, mezzosoprano
Katja Lytting, mezzosopranoJoakim Roos
Tomas Lind, tenor
Tomas Lind, tenorCamilla Simonson
Anders Larsson, baritone
Anders Larsson, baritoneCamilla Simonson

Listen

Playing: Beethoven: Symphony #9 In D Minor

Op. 125, "Choral" - 4. Presto, Allegro Assai. Katarina Karnéus, Helena Juntunen, Etc.; Osmo Vänskä;; Minnesota Orchestra & Chorus.

Information

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827) Symphony no.9 in D minor, Op. 125, “Choral symphony”

  • Genre: Concert
  • Season: 2012/2013
  • First show: 18 Maj 2013
  • Last show: 18 Maj 2013
  • Location:

    Main Stage.

  • Length: 1 hour and 10 minutes without pauses.

Takes part

Conductor   Giancarlo Andretta
Soloist   Malin Byström
Soloist   Katja Lytting
Soloist   Tomas Lind
Soloist   Anders Larsson
The Göteborg Opera Choir
The Göteborg Opera Orchestra
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