Due to the current epidemiological situation, wardrobes will not be available at the concert. You can put your clothes on the seat next to you. Thank you for your understanding.
- three moving Baroque masterpieces by Bach, Ferrandini and Händel, whose common theme is Christ’s Passion and Resurrection
- the concert’s highlight will be Händel’s most tempestuous work for choir and soloists, Dixit Dominus
- Bart van Reyn, a leading Belgian conductor, is the cofounder of the operatic society the Ministry of Operatic Affairs
J. S. Bach: Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4
G. B. Ferrandini: Il pianto di Maria
G. F. Händel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232
The opening evening of the Winter Festival begins with three moving baroque masterpieces performed by the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, and directed by the Flemish conductor Bart Van Reyn, who devotes particular attention to opera and symphonic and opera music, and is a sought-after Belgian conductor of his generation.
The programme will feature Bach’s cantata for choirs and Ferrandini’s solo cantata for mezzosoprano, while the concert’s highlight will be Händel’s most temperamental work for choir and soloists. Händel undoubtedly conceived this work, which is full of vocal virtuosity, structural grandeur and energy, in order to prove his capability of composing in the Italian style. Powerful interpretations will be provided by English soprano Julia Doyle and Slovenians soprano Polona Plaznik and Barbara Kozelj, a successful and charismatic mezzosoprano who delights audiences from the world’s leading stages with her outstanding performances.
All visitors are invited to a pre-concert talk with Katarina Šter, which will take place in the small hall, starting at 6.30 pm.