Orchestral concerts

Wiener Symphoniker | Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg

The Bregenz Festival celebrates its 75th birthday this year with epoch-making works by Richard Wagner and Joseph Haydn. In Haydn’s Creation the Bregenz Festival Chorus will be joined by other regional choirs – a sign of the deep-rooted ties around Lake Constance. The oratorio will be conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, since autumn 2020 the new chief conductor of the Wiener Symphoniker. He will also be on the rostrum for a concert performance of Wagner’s Das Rheingold. Coming down from the Swiss Alps, the mythologised river Rhine passes through Lake Constance, on which operas have been staged since 1946. In this anniversary year Bregenz will hear Wotan and his family of gods as well as Alberich, who steals the Rhinemaidens’ gold to make the mighty ring. For his Festspielhaus debut the Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber has chosen two works that were both premiered in 1946 and could hardly be more different: Charles Ives’ The Unanswered Question and Richard Strauss’ Oboe Concerto. They will be followed by Anton Bruckner’s boldest and most dynamic symphony. The Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg under its chief conductor Leo McFall will give the first performance in Austria of the most recent symphony by Thomas Larcher, whose opera The Hunting Gun attracted such interest internationally when it was staged in Bregenz in 2018.

Wiener Symphoniker, Andrés Orozco-Estrada

26 JulY 2021 – 7.30 p.m., Festspielhaus

Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada
Soprano Anna El-Khashem
Tenor Patrik Reiter
Bass-baritone Florian Boesch

Choir direction Benjamin Lack
Bregenz Festival Choir
Other singers from the nearby area

  • Joseph Haydn The Creation


introductory Talk

45 minutes before the concert begins (free admission)

Wiener Symphoniker, Andrés Orozco-Estrada

1 August 2021 – 11 a.m., Festspielhaus

Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada

Scenic arrangement Johannes Erath

Wotan Brian Mulligan
Donner Michael Nagl
Froh Patrik Reiter
Loge Will Hartmann
Alberich Martin Winkler
Mime John Heuzenroeder
Fasolt Levente Páll
Fafner Dimitry Ivashchenko
Fricka Annika Schlicht
Freia Gal James
Erda | Floßhilde Claudia Huckle
Woglinde Liv Redpath
Wellgunde Svetlina Stoyanova

  • Richard Wagner Das Rheingold  


Introductory talk

45 minutes before the concert begins (free admission)

Wiener Symphoniker, Omer Meir Wellber

8 August 2021 – 11 A.m., Festspielhaus

Conductor Omer Meir Wellber
Oboe Ramón Ortega Quero

  • Charles Ives The Unanswered Question
  • Richard Strauss Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra
  • Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 6 in A


Introductory talk

45 minutes before the concert begins (free admission)

Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg, Leo McFall

22 August 2021 – 11 a.m., Festspielhaus

Conductor Leo McFall
Violin Paweł Zalejski
Violoncello Mathias Johansen
Oboe Viola Wilmsen
Bassoon Heidrun Wirth-Metzler

  • Ludwig van Beethoven Egmont-Overture op. 84
  • Joseph Haydn Sinfonia concertante Hob. I:105
  • Thomas Larcher Symphonie Nr. 3 — Austrian premiere


Introductory talk

45 minutes before the concert begins (free admission)

Preise und Sitzplan
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