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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Dresden

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Dashing Dresden: a great musical destination to explore in 2019

Anyone considering a visit to Dresden, Germany, in 2019 will find an abundance of good music to savour: read to find out more.
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DresdenAnne-Sophie Mutter & Mutter’s Virtuosi

Vivaldi, Chin, Mozart
Anne-Sophie Mutter; Mutter's Virtuosi

DresdenLa Folia Barockorchester – Tamás Pálfalvi – Asya Fateyeva

La Folia Barockorchester; Tamás Pálfalvi; Asya Fateyeva

DresdenHagen Quartett

Shostakovich, Schumann
Hagen Quartet

DresdenErdmann – Vogler – Widmann – Kozhukhin

Schumann, Schubert, Widmann, Weber
Mojca Erdmann; Jan Vogler; Jörg Widmann; Denis Kozhukhin

DresdenKlavierrezital Tiffany Poon

Schumann, Schumann C.
Tiffany Poon, Piano
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Collegium 1704 give Zelenka a virtual return in Dresden

Collegium 1704 takes the Czech Baroque composer online, with impressive results.
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Peter Konwitschny returns to the Semperoper with Les Huguenots

John Osborn leads a very successful premiere of Peter Konwitschny's new production of Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots in Dresden
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Nabucco marks a successful debut of Saioa Hernández as Abigaille

Saioa Hernández leads a solid cast in Dresden in a somewhat disappointing new production by David Bösch.

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Folk rhythms and changing times in Dresden's Bartered Bride

What brought real distinction and authenticity to the evening, as so often in this house, was the outstanding playing of the Staatskapelle conducted by Tomaš Netopil. From the start of the overture with its rapidly scurrying fugato for strings and pointed phrasing from the woodwind one felt the true sense of Smetana’s Czech inflected rhythms and harmonies
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A miraculous Ariadne auf Naxos in Dresden

Christian Thielemann led a memorable performance of Strauss's chamber opera Ariadne auf Naxos with a strong cast in a new straightforward production by David Hermann.
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