Vitality, passion and sacred solemnity will converge in a programme with work by Felix Mendelssohn, Max Bruch and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The result will be vocal and orchestral grandeur and two romantic solo pieces. 

Felix Mendelssohn wrote his Violin Concerto in D Minor at the age of 13. Mendelssohn's youthful composition, that was only rescued from obscurity in 1952, offers the chance to hear Maximilian Lohse – the new concertmaster of Opera Vlaanderen – as a soloist.

With Kol Nidre, Max Bruch originated one of the most cherished works for cello and orchestra of German Romanticism. The non-Jewish Bruch drew inspiration from the solemn song that is sung at the synagogue on the eve of Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement).

Ironically enough, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote his Requiem from his own deathbed. The unfinished funeral mass thus contains the last gasps of a composer who was able to integrate vastly diverse stylistic influences into his works. In Mozart's Requiem, soprano Anat Edri and tenors Denzil Delaere and Markus Suihkonen – all members of the Opera Vlaanderen Young Ensemble – will have the chance to flaunt their solo qualities. With this concert, first guest conductor Alexander Joel demonstrates his stylistic versatility.

Discover our team

Alexander Joel
Jan Schweiger
Maximilian Lohse
Jadranka Gasparovic

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