Salzburg Festival 2021: Gardiner conducts Mendelssohn Bartholdy


Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his Monteverdi Choir have a long-standing artistic partnership with the Salzburg Festival. With music by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy to Goethe’s “Walpurgis Night” and Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Gardiner once again turns his attention to romantic music and confronts two great literary texts: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s ballad “The First Walpurgis Night” inspired the composer’s vivid depiction of the conflict between an ancient pagan community and the new aspirations of Christianisation, between faith and superstition on both sides. For Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to the play of the same name by William Shakespeare the Monteverdi Choir is joined by seven top-class singers. PROGRAM: Mendelssohn Bartholdy: “Die erste Walpurgisnacht”; “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Additional Info

  • No: A045501930000
  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
  • Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner
  • Orchestra: Camerata Salzburg
  • Artists: Monteverdi Choir
  • Production year: 2021
  • Run time: 01:42:00
  • Producers: Unitel, hr/ARTE, Salzburger Festspiele, Monteverdi Choir
  • Format: 4K
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