Lisa Batiashvili © Sammy Hart
Sir Simon Rattle - Christ on the Mount of Olives: Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden - Saal A
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About the Event
Be enchanted by Sir Simon Rattle's vision of Beethoven's Christ on the Mount of Olives and Berg's violin concert To the memory of an angel performed by outstanding soloists.
Sir Simon Rattle is Principal Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and in this concert contrasts Beethoven's music with that of Alban Berg. In Beethoven's oratorio 'Christ on the Mount of Olives', the famous Slovak tenor Pavol Breslik takes on the role of Jesus. Alban Berg's Violin Concerto, which focusses on the death of Alma Mahler's daughter Manon, will be performed by the Georgian-German master violinist Lisa Batiashvili at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.
- Berg, Alban Violin Concerto 'To the Memory of an Angel'
- Beethoven, Ludwig van Christ on the Mount of Olives, op. 85
Cast / Production
Sir Simon Rattle Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili Violin
Elsa Dreisig Seraph
Pavol Breslik Jesus
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
- Batiashvili, Lisa (Soloist) Star violinist Lisa Batiashvili is praised by audiences and fellow musicians for her virtuosity and profound sensitivity. The Georgian-born violinist, who has lived in Germany for over 25 years, has developed long-standing relationships with some of the world’s leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and London Symphony Orchestra. Lisa Batiashvili plays a Joseph Guarneri “del Gesu” instrument from 1739, generously loaned by a private collector.
- London Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra)
- Breslik, Pavol (Soloist) tenor
- Rattle, Sir Simon (Conductor) Rattle was born in Liverpool, and studied at Liverpool College. He learned the piano and violin, but his early work with orchestras was as a percussionist. He entered the Royal Academy of Music in London in 1971. There he was able to frequently conduct, and in 1974, his graduation year, he won the John Player Conductor Competition. After organising and conducting a stunning account of Mahler's Second Symphony whilst still at the Academy, he was talent spotted by the music agent Martin Campell-White (source: ) and has since been managed by him.
- London Symphony Chorus (Choir)
- Dreisig, Elsa (Soprano)