• Sat. 07.09.
  • 7.30 p.m.
  • England
    ·London
    ·Royal Albert Hall

Works by Mozart, Strauss and Beethoven

BBC Proms

Programme

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
    • Overture from ›Die Entführung aus dem Serail‹ K 384
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    • Aria ›Popoli di Tessaglia‹ K 316
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    • Cassation No. 1 in G major K 63, andante
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    • Aria ›No, che non sei capace‹ K 419
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    • Symphony No. 35 in D major K 385 ›Haffner‹
    • Richard Strauss (1864–1949)
    • String sextet from ›Capriccio‹. op. 85
    • Richard Strauss
    • ›Großmächtige Prinzessin‹, aria from ›Ariadne auf Naxos‹
    • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
    • Symphony No. 7 in A major op. 92

Conductor

Constantinos Carydis

Constantinos Carydis was born in Athens. After studying Piano and Music Theory at the Athens Conservatory he completed his conducting degree at the College of Music and Drama in Munich. Today, Carydis is an internationally sought-after musician, receiving invitations from renowned ensembles worldwide, including the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Luxemburg Philharmonic Orchestra, The Bavarian State Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra. In 2011 Carydis was awarded the Bavarian State Opera ›Carlos Kleiber Prize‹.

As an opera conductor, Carydis regularly works with the Bavarian State Opera, Frankfurt Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Vienna State Opera, the Berlin State Opera, the Netherlands Opera, the Komische Oper Berlin as well as Lyon Opera. Engagements during the 2017/18 season took him back to Salzburg Festival for a new production of Mozart’s ›Zauberflöte‹ with the Vienna Philharmonic. He also worked with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The 2018/19 season took Carydis to the Bavarian State Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and the National Orchestra of Belgium, before closing the season with his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic.

Soprano

Danae Kontora

»Brilliant to the highest notes« is how the Süddeutsche Zeitung recently described the voice of the Greek coloratura soprano Danae Kontora. After her degree in Munich, this soprano became a member of the Frankfurt Opera opera studio and appeared there as Tigran in Handel’s ›Radamisto‹, as Barbarina in ›The Marriage of Figaro‹, as The Dew Fairy in ›Hansel and Gretel‹ and as A Voice From Heaven in ›Don Carlos‹. In 2013 she was awarded the Bavarian Art Prize and during her two years as chorus member at the Leipzig Opera she sang a most varied selection of roles including The Flower Girl (›Parsifal‹), The Young Shepherd (›Tannhäuser‹) and for the first time, The Queen of the Night from Mozart’s ›The Magic Flute‹.

She has also sung The Queen of the Night in the Semper Opera in Dresden, in the Comic Opera Berlin, in the Frankfurt Opera as well as with a modern twist in Barrie Kosky’s production at the Tiangiano Performing Arts Centre in Beijing. To date, Kontora has worked with renowned conductors and orchestras, including Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhaus Orchestra, Mario Venzago and the Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jurai Valcuha and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and also Sir Andrew Davis and the Royal Scottish Symphony Orchestra. This season, Kontora is giving a number of debuts: with Daniel Oren and the Greek National Opera, taking the role of Frasquita in ›Carmen‹, as Oscar in Verdi’s ›A Masked Ball‹ with the Israeli Opera and as The Queen of the Night in Austria’s Steinbruch Opera. She will also be appearing at the opera houses of Leipzig and Frankfurt.

Conductor

Constantinos Carydis

Constantinos Carydis was born in Athens. After studying Piano and Music Theory at the Athens Conservatory he completed his conducting degree at the College of Music and Drama in Munich. Today, Carydis is an internationally sought-after musician, receiving invitations from renowned ensembles worldwide, including the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Luxemburg Philharmonic Orchestra, The Bavarian State Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra. In 2011 Carydis was awarded the Bavarian State Opera ›Carlos Kleiber Prize‹.

As an opera conductor, Carydis regularly works with the Bavarian State Opera, Frankfurt Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Vienna State Opera, the Berlin State Opera, the Netherlands Opera, the Komische Oper Berlin as well as Lyon Opera. Engagements during the 2017/18 season took him back to Salzburg Festival for a new production of Mozart’s ›Zauberflöte‹ with the Vienna Philharmonic. He also worked with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The 2018/19 season took Carydis to the Bavarian State Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and the National Orchestra of Belgium, before closing the season with his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic.