Happy birthday Richard! | Hotel Sant'Elena
Carnevale, la festa di suggestioni

che trasforma Venezia in un mondo magico

La festa del Redentore

illumina i cieli di Venezia



Happy birthday Richard!

Happy birthday Richard!

In a tribute to this special two hundredth anniversary, the Fenice will host recitals on the birthday of Wagner, May 22, 2013. 

In addition to Tristan und Isolde, the Wagner bicentennial will also feature a major lyric and symphonic concert memorializing Richard Wagner and composer Hans Werner Henze, who passed away recently. 
On May 30, the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, led by head conductor Christian Thielemann and featuring tenor Johan Botha, will perform at the Teatro La Fenice. The performance represents the only Italian stop on a Wagnerian tour which will visit Dresden, Paris, Vienna and Venice. The Programme will include five overtures and three major tenor scenes which premiered in Dresden or Weimar: the Overture to the Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman), the Faust Overture, the Overture and Rienzi’s prayer from Rienzi, the Prelude and Grail Narration from Lohengrin, and the Overture and Rome Narrative from Tannhäuser. Furthermore, the concert will feature the Italian premiere (and second-ever international performance) of Hans Werner Henze’s Isoldes Tod (Isolde’s Death) and a version of Tristan und Isolde rearranged for orchestra. The 2012 work was commissioned by the Salzburg Easter Festival (where it received its world premiere on March 26, 2013) and the Dresden Staatskapelle in honour of the two hundredth anniversary of Wagner’s birth.

Buon compleanno, Riccardo (also in english)
A tribute to Richard Wagner in honour of the two hundredth anniversary of his birth 
(Leipzig, May 22, 1813 – Venice, February 13, 1883)

11am | Voi là nell’acqua… The Venetian Side of Richard Wagner with Sandro Cappelletto 12.30pm 
When music and woman die | The death of Isolde, from Tristan and Isolde | Brünnhilde’s Farewell, from Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) | The Death of Brünnhilde, from Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods) with Elena Bucciore 2pm
A Ring around Wagner inspired by Anna Russell with Rosemary Forbes-Butler
3.30pm | A piano for Richard | Wagner motifs performed by the winner of the Premio Venezia
Teatro La Fenice | Sale Apollinee

Wednesday 22 May 2013. 11am – 4pm


Special concert: Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
Conductor: Christian Thielemann | Tenor: Johan Botha | Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
Richard Wagner | Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman): Overture | Faust Overture, WWV 59 | Rienzi: Allmächtiger Vater | Rienzi: Overture | Lohengrin: Prelude | Lohengrin: In fernem Land Hans Werner Henze | Fraternité. Air pour l’orchestre | Italian premiere | Richard Wagner | Tannhäuser: “Inbrunst im Herzen” | Tannhäuser: Overture 
Teatro La Fenice
Thursday 30 May 2013. 8pm