While the opera has been cancelled due to Covid, Christian Thielemann plans to conduct three concerts with the Dresden Staatskapelle and Antonio Pappano a fourth. Once of the concerts will be a gala with the Netrebkos.
The programme in overview
April 2: Choral Concert: Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden will open the Salzburg Easter Festival on Good Friday with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem in d minor (K. 626). The Bachchor Salzburg will sing alongside the soloists Golda Schultz, Szilvia Vörös, Sebastian Kohlhepp and Alexander Tsymbalyuk.
April 3: Orchestral Concert Thielemann: Denis Matsuev, one of the most in-demand pianists of his generation, will play Edvard Grieg’s Piano A minor Concerto. The same concert, under the baton of Christian Thielemann, will include Ludwig van Beethoven’s Eroica.
April 4: Orchestral Concert Pappano: On Easter Sunday, the Easter Festival will welcome Sir Antonio Pappano to the podium of the Staatskapelle. He will conduct Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 in C major. Hilary Hahn will play Mozart’s A-major Violin Concerto.
April 5: Gala Concert: The Easter Festival will close on Easter Monday with a Gala Concert featuring Anna Netrebko, Golda Schultz and Yusif Eyvazov, who were supposed to sing in Puccini’s Turandot. They will be joined by the Staatskapelle Dresden, once more under the baton of Christian Thielemann.