Alte Oper Frankfurt tickets 9 March 2024 - María Dueñas, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Kazuki Yamada |

María Dueñas, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Kazuki Yamada

Alte Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Important Info
Type: Classical Concert
City: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Starts at: 20:00
Violin: María Dueñas
Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Kazuki Yamada
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Composer: Hector Berlioz
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op.14

Wherever the violinist María Dueñas, born in Granada in 2002, performs, she inspires the audience and presses alike.

She is rightly celebrated as a talent of the century. Because the Spanish-Austrian musician not only convinces her with amazing artistic maturity and beauty of sound that is second to none but also impresses with her self-composed cadenzas. Deutsche Grammophon hired her on the spot after winning the Yehudi Menuhin Competition 2021 and awarded her an exclusive contract. Her first album is dedicated to Beethoven's only violin concerto - the very work with which she will make her Pro Arte debut. At their side in Frankfurt: the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with its newly appointed chief conductor Kazuki Yamada, who is taking on a great legacy as the successor to Sir Simon Rattle, Andris Nelsons, and Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla!

Venue Info

Alte Oper Frankfurt - Frankfurt am Main
Location   Opernplatz 1

The original opera house in Frankfurt is now the Alte Oper (Old Opera), a concert hall and former opera house in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It was inaugurated in 1880 but destroyed by bombs in 1944. It was rebuilt, slowly, in the 1970s, opening again in 1981. Many important operas were performed for the first time in Frankfurt, including Carl Orff's Carmina Burana in 1937.

The square in front of the building is known as Opernplatz (Opera Square). The Alte Oper is located in the inner city district, Innenstadt, within the banking district Bankenviertel.

The Oper Frankfurt now plays in the Opern- und Schauspielhaus Frankfurt, completed in 1951, which it shares with the Schauspiel Frankfurt theatre company.

The building was designed by the Berlin architect Richard Lucae, financed by the citizens of Frankfurt and built by Philipp Holzmann. Construction began in 1873. It opened on October 20, 1880. 

The Alte Oper was almost completely destroyed by bombs during World War II in 1944 (only some of the outside walls and façades survived). In the 1960s the city magistrate planned to build a modern office building on the site. The then Minister of Economy in Hessen Rudi Arndt, earned the nickname "Dynamit-Rudi" (Dynamite Rudi) when he proposed to blow up "Germany's most beautiful ruin" with "a little dynamite". Arndt later said that this was not meant seriously.

A citizen's initiative campaigned for reconstruction funds after 1953 and collected 15 million DM. It ended costing c. DM160, and the building was reopened on August 28, 1981, to the sounds of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8, the "Symphony of a Thousand". A live recording of that concert conducted by Michael Gielen is available on CD.

Important Info
Type: Classical Concert
City: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Starts at: 20:00
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