RCO Opening Night 2017: Hengelbrock conducts Mozart and Dvorak


With its festive RCO Opening Night, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra kicks off the new season with a hall full of loyal listeners and new music lovers. The RCO is joined by celebrated conductor Thomas Hengelbrock and – for the first time ever – by German star soprano Diana Damrau. Together they perform well-loved arias and orchestral works by W.A. Mozart, as well as Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8. Dedicated to the genius of Mozart, the first half of the concert kicks off with the overture to Don Giovanni, played with gusto by the RCO and Thomas Hengelbrock, an expert in historically informed performance practice. Diana Damrau’s “L’amerò, sarò costante” is a sincere declaration of love while the concert aria “Bella mia fiamma, addio” is a dramatic farewell letter to a loved one which the singer performs with great passion. The programme is rounded off by Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, an exuberant ode to the great outdoors.

Additional Info

  • No: A865500350000
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonín Dvorák
  • Conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock
  • Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Artists: Diana Damrau
  • Production year: 2017
  • Run time: 01:23:00
  • Producers: RCO, Unitel
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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