The MDR broadcasts the New Year’s Concert live from the Gewandhaus Leipzig on 31 December 2018 at 5 pm. Andris Nelsons hast he musical direction of the Gewandhaus Orchestra, the soloists are Klaus Florian Vogt, Lucy Crowe, Violeta Urmana und Luca Pisaroni.
For their New Year’s Concerts Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhaus Orchestra present Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Every end of year this masterpiece is performend by the orchestra at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, a tradition fathered by the conductor Arthur Nikisch. The soloists of this year’s concerts in Leipzig and Dortmund are Klaus Florian, Lucy Crowe, Violeta Urmana and Luca Pisaroni. Performances: 29, 30 and 31 December 2018 at the Gewandhaus Leipzig and 1st January 2019 at the Konzerthaus Dortmund.
After the end of the successful series of „Lohengrin“ at the Deutsche Oper Berlin Klaus Florian Vogt stays in the German capital some more time: December 2018 sees him in the role of Florestan in a new series of Beethoven’s „Fidelio“ at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden. The staging is by Harry Kupfer, the musical direction lies in the hands of Karl-Heinz Steffens. The cast features also Simone Schneider, Falk Struckmann, Roman Trekel and René Pape. Performances: 7, 9, 13, 16 and 19 December 2018.