Carmina Burana

30.06. & 01.07.2018 | 22 hrs. | Stage at the Olympic Lake | admission free

Tollwood’s Gift to Munich

Carl Orffs “Carmina Burana”

in the production of La Fura dels Baus

Catalan stage power, Munich orchestral culture, Carl Orff’s masterpiece –
Tollwood’s Gift to Munich on stage at the Olympic lake with free admission.

“O Fortuna!” Everyone is familiar with the power of this choral arrangement from “Carmina Burana”. This song collection is one of the most famous classical music works. Carl Orff’s scoring of medieval texts from the Benedictine monastery of Benediktbeuer is what might be described in today’s pop world as a mega hit. This collection of 24 songs in total about fortune, prosperity, the dangers of drinking, lust, gluttony and gambling are performed all over the world, but take on an almost hymn-like quality when sung on the Bavarian stage due to their origin.

Tollwood’s Gift to Munich for its 30th Birthday – La Fura dels Baus with free admission.

Conductor, choir and musicians come from the Musikhochschule München, Munich’s Academy of Music. The version played is that by Orff’s student Wilhelm Killmayer with choir, two pianos and percussion.

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All dates

  • Sat., 30.06.2018 22:00 hrs.
  • Sun., 01.07.2018 22:00 hrs.

Performers in the staging of “Carmina Burana”

Director: Carlus Padrissa is one of the artistic directors of La Fura dels Baus. He staged “La damnation de Faust” in Salzburg in 1999, “Die Zauberflöte” at the Ruhrtriennale in 2003 and “Turandot” at the Bavarian State Opera in 2011.

Soprano: Amparo Navarro made his début at the Wiener Kammeroper (Vienna Chamber Opera) in 2001, singing the role of Fiordiligi in Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutte”, Desdemona in Verdi’s “Otello”, Mimi in “La Bohème” and Diana alongside Plácido Domingo in “Iphigenie auf Tauris”.

Countertenor: Jordi Domènech studied piano in Barcelona and singing in London. He has sung virtually all classic countertenor roles from opera and concert from Purcell to Mussorgsky to Gluck and won several awards as pianist, composer and singer.

Baritone: Antoni Marsol comes from the Catalan town of Cervera, where he also studied before moving to Barcelona. He sings everything from Renaissance to contemporary music and also includes songs by Schubert and Schumann in his repertoire.

Actress and Soprano: Luca Espinosa studied for her masters in Valencia, won awards as a specialist in Spanish music, worked as an actress and will soon play Rosalinde in Johann Strauss’ operetta “Die Fledermaus”.

Director: Irina Roosz comes from Laupheim in Upper Swabia, studied school music in Stuttgart and has been choir conductor in Munich since 2015. She sings in various choirs and is employed as a choir director.

Director: Matthias Bertelshofer comes from Weiden, won an award in the “Jugend musiziert” music competition at an early age, studied school music, trumpet, organ and choir conducting in Munich and conducts various instrumental ensembles.

Madrigal Choir of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich is one of the flagships of the Munich Music Academy. It comprises some 60 students, is famous above all for its interpretation of contemporary works, has won all nature of awards and captivates audiences in concert halls the world over.

Dancers of the Abraxas Musical Academy – one of the most renowned German musical training centres.

Security Measures

Please note: Glass container and cans of any kind as well as container over 0.5l (i.e. plastic bottles, Tetra Paks etc.), sound recorder, film and video cameras as well as any other kind of small camera devices, selfie-sticks, bulky objects, pyrothechnical items, torches, sparklers, weapons and other dangerous objects, as well as animals are not allowed in the spectator area of the stage of the Olympic Lake. Please note that there are no lockers available.

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