Askonas Holt artists ring in the New Year across the world



Bidding farewell to 2017 and warmly welcoming in 2018, Askonas Holt artists will be performing in celebratory concerts and opera opening nights across the globe, from Germany to China, and the States to London.

Several performances will be broadcast live on radio or online; more information can be found below.

28 December, 8pm + 29 December, 8pm + 30 December, 5pm + 31 December, 4pm + 1 January, 11.15am

La Fenice Opera House
Maria Agresta, soprano
Michael Fabiano, tenor
Myung-Whun Chung, conductor
La Fenice Choir & Orchestra

Broadcast live on Rai1, and repeated on Rai5

29 December, 8pm + 30 December, 7pm + 31 December, 5.30pm

Philharmonie Berlin
Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano
Sir Simon Rattle, conductor
Berliner Philharmoniker

The performance on 31 December will be broadcast live on the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall

31 December, 11am

Concertgebouw, Recital Hall
Benjamin Appl, baritone
James Baillieu, piano

Broadcast live on NPO4 

31 December, 6.30pm

Royal Opera House Muscat
Marcelo Álvarez
, tenor
Andrew von Oeyen, piano
Marina Monzó, soprano
Emmanuel Villaume, conductor
PKF-Prague Philharmonia

31 December, 7pm + 1 January, 4pm

Konzerthaus Berlin, Grosser Saal
Cameron Carpenter, organ
Alexander Shelley, conductor
Konzerthausorchester Berlin

31 December, 7.30pm & 10.30pm

Shenzhen Concert Hall
Xuefei Yang
, guitar
Bingbing Wang, soprano
Siting Qiu, dancer
Liwei Qin, cello
DaYe Lin, conductor
Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra

31 December, 8.30pm + 1 January 2018, 2pm

Orchestra Hall
Inon Barnatan
, piano
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Minnesota Dance Theatre
Minnesota Orchestra

1 January’s performance will be broadcast live on classicalMPR

31 December, 6pm – opening night

Bayerische Staatsoper
Die Fledermaus
Dovlet Nurgeldiyev as Alfred

31 December, 6pm + 1 January, 12pm

Opéra Berlioz
Estelle Poscio, soprano
David Niemann, conductor
Montpellier Occitanie National Orchestra

31 December, 7pm + 1 January, 4pm

Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Camilla Nylund, soprano
Katrin Wundsam, alto
Simon O’Neill, tenor
René Pape, bass
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Staatsopernchor
Staatskapelle Berlin

31 December, 7pm

Wigmore Hall
Anna Lucia Richter, soprano
Peter Whelan, bassoon
Neil Brough, trumpet
Paul Sharp, trumpet
Jonathan Cohen, director
Arcangelo

31 December, 11am

Elbphilharmonie, Great Hall
Evgeniya Sotnikova, soprano
Ida Aldrian, alto
Robin Tritschler, tenor
Tareq Nazmi, bass
Christoph Schoener, organ
Kent Nagano, conductor
Chor St. Michaelis
Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg

31 December, 12pm + 5.45pm

The Royal Danish Opera House
Christian Vásquez
, conductor
Royal Danish Orchestra

31 December, 4pm + 1 January, 6pm

ccn weimarhalle
Heike Porstein, soprano
Sayaka Shigeshima, mezzo-soprano
Jaesig Lee, tenor
Daeyoung Kim, bass
Kirill Karabits, conductor
Weimar Staatskapelle

1 January, 5pm + 2 January, 11am

KKL Luzern
Angel Blue, soprano
Nicholas Angelich, piano
James Gaffigan, conductor
Luzerner Sinfonieorchester

1 January, 8pm

Rudolfinum – Dvorak Hall
Ivo Kahánek, piano
Jiří Vodička, violin
Rafael Payare, Conductor
Czech Philharmonic

1 January’s concert will be broadcast live on TV

1 January, 8pm

Symphony Hall, Xinghai Concert Hall
Serena Wang, piano
Long Yu, conductor
Xiaoshuijing Miao Farmers Choir
Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra

1 January, 11am

Mendelssohn-Saal
Pierre Génisson, clarinet
Alexandre Bloch, conductor
Düsseldorfer Symphoniker

Main photo: © Bailey Cheng via Flickr, under CC BY-ND 2.0 license.

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