交响音乐会

  • 2018年04月21日 星期六 19:30
  • 购票指南中山公园音乐堂

导赏:作为声部与乐队的交响曲,如果说马勒的大地之歌是旋律性的,那么叶小钢的大地之歌就是一种典型性。创作一首同名同形的乐曲,如若陷入马勒原有的方式极不明智,但没有新意又会自讨没趣,可以想见叶小钢最初的用心,与其说是刻意挑战不如说是如履薄冰,需要来自底蕴和架构等各个层面的深思熟虑。叶小钢以得天独厚近水楼台的先天条件,将最正宗而不是被夸张翻译的唐诗意境以最本真而又具时代特点的方式表现出来,严格遴选了六首比译诗更言简意赅的五言和七言原句,虽然依旧遵循了马勒旧制,却与马勒先男高音后女中音的模式相左,换成了女高音和男低音,这些新颖是叶小钢此曲成功的一个首要条件,但却不是唯一的条件。我注意到曲调中那些京戏锣镲的效用,以及歌唱时那些古人吟诗式的长调,这些独特之处似乎是在证明作曲家比马勒了解了中国文化更直接的精髓,而更特别的,是叶小钢试图用嗓音和乐器的长短不一来展示多种情绪,这也是区别于马勒原曲的神来之笔。

叶小钢的风景性画面虽然不是刻意的复古,但其中的山水和古刹都是次要的,20世纪末期和21世纪初期的人文因素才是这部作品的主要表述。中国人写中国大地的歌,虽源自姓氏不变植根依旧的祖先诗韵,但更多的是人文的光影以及承前启后带有怀想和创新的中文意志,是回避了古典主义和浪漫主义遗风而带有现代乐思的社会学再造。

在我第一次听余隆与中国爱乐乐团演奏中国的大地之歌的印象里,除了乐队整体受到植根于悠久底蕴深厚的传统文化的熏陶之外,指挥手法驾轻就熟,尤其在第三首的处理手法上相当别致。钱起《效古秋夜长》中的“锦幕云屏深掩扉”是一种比较难以营造的意境,如何演奏出“白玉窗中闻落叶,应怜寒女独无依”的微叹,以及类似于“二月黄鹂飞上林,春城紫禁晓阴阴”的低语,仅仅按照总谱平铺直叙就索然无味。余隆巧妙地对弦乐、竖琴和钢琴做了柔化处理而与第五首的诗言志做了明显的对比,戛然而止的大鼓之后,在第六首伊始长笛和木管声中,既像秋色又似冬晨的乐声,反映了指挥和乐手对作品的深度思索和倾情解读。此次启用的是女高音于冠群和男中音廖昌永,虽然此曲是两位第一次与余隆和中国爱乐乐团合作,但以他们在国内外的实力,相信一定会有更深邃的把握,唱出富有内涵的怀古与念今。

余隆和中国爱乐乐团多次演奏马勒的大地之歌,北京的乐迷和听众已对此曲耳熟能详,那些悲歌、秋孤、青春、佳人、醉春和告别的情怀早已为人所知,但此次音乐会最大的亮点是当今第一罗恩格林的瓦格纳男高音克劳斯·弗格里安·沃格特。沃格特1988~1997年曾在汉堡爱乐乐团担任圆号手和首席,母亲发现了他歌唱的天分,在吕贝克音乐学院学习声乐以后还演唱演奏两不误,2007年首次亮相拜罗伊特音乐节唱瓦格纳纽伦堡的名歌手一鸣惊人,2015年在拜罗伊特的罗恩格林更是精彩纷呈,赢得世界第一罗恩格林可谓名至实归。半路出家的沃格特的演唱风格是轻松自如,唱姿迷人,无论是多长的乐句,身体都几乎没有大的动作,有着完美的呼吸与换气,尤其能够根据歌词内容来绝妙地控制音量,在并不很大的音量中能够唱出丰富的立体感,让歌声与歌词融合成美妙的想象力。2009年,沃格特与长野健指挥的蒙特利尔交响乐团在SONY录制过马勒的大地之歌,2017年6月又在汉堡演唱了马勒的旅伴之歌。这是这位最受欢迎的瓦格纳男高音首次访问中国,与他搭档的是2011年与殷巴尔指挥中国爱乐乐团演唱马勒少年魔角时有着上佳表现的女中音伊迪克·康姆罗茜。

因为有机不可失的沃格特,这是2017/18乐季我最期待的一场音乐会。当东西方作曲家的两首大地之歌在一场音乐会里同时唱响的时候,其实这也是同一个大地的畅想。许家兴(乐评人)


 


交响音乐会



叶小钢:大地之歌

古斯塔夫·马勒:大地之歌



叶小钢:大地之歌

女高音:于冠群

男中音:廖昌永


古斯塔夫·马勒:大地之歌

次女高音:伊迪科·康姆罗西

男高音:克劳斯·弗洛里安·沃格特


指挥:余隆


女高音:于冠群

于冠群作为当今最为杰出的年轻一代女高音歌唱家之一,已数次登上世界各大歌剧院的舞台。从小在中国山东和上海接受全面歌剧训练,成功驾驭了莫扎特歌剧《魔笛》中的帕米娜和威尔第歌剧《弄臣》中的吉尔达角色。2008年,于冠群夺得国际著名贝尔韦代雷(Belvedere)歌唱大赛金奖,从此走向国际舞台。

2008年9月, 于冠群成为了博洛尼亚市政剧院歌剧工作室的一员, 在多部歌剧中担任重要角色,如意大利歌剧《克里特王伊多梅纽》中的艾莱特拉公主等。2010年6月,她在维也纳金色大厅首演由瑞士作曲家奥涅格创作并由指挥家狄毕利(Bertrand de Billy)指挥的清唱剧《火邢台上的圣女贞德》。之后她也相继出演了其他角色,其中包括在日本札幌太平洋艺术节由指挥家路易斯(Fabio Luisi)指挥的歌剧《波西米亚人》中饰演咪咪一角,由指挥家路易斯(Fabio Luisi)指挥的博洛尼亚演唱《唐璜》中饰演唐娜。2012年春季,她在帕尔玛皇家剧院演唱《斯蒂费利奥》的丽娜一角,此次演出被录制成DVD出版发行。     

2012年秋,于冠群首次获邀登上美国纽约大都会歌剧院,饰演歌剧《吟游诗人》中的莱奥诺拉,获得巨大成功。此前她在布塞托的朱塞佩·威尔第歌剧院的威尔第艺术节中也演出过该剧。同年,她获得了著名的多明戈Operalia歌剧比赛大奖,并受到多明戈先生本人邀请,在西班牙索菲亚皇后艺术歌剧院饰演威尔第歌剧《两个福斯卡里》中露克莱齐亚一角,与多明戈先生同台演出。同乐季于冠群回到了西班牙瓦伦西亚,与著名指挥家祖宾·梅塔合作,出演了歌剧《奥赛罗》中的苔丝狄蒙娜一角。

2013年夏季,于冠群在北京国家大剧院首演歌剧《费加罗的婚礼》中的伯爵夫人。在2013/2014乐季,她回到了过去曾多次演出过的剧院参与歌剧的演出,其中包括在纽约大都会歌剧院饰演歌剧《女人心》中的费奥迪莉姬,还有在瓦伦西亚饰演《西蒙·波卡涅拉》中的玛利亚·波卡涅拉。并因为救场登上柏林德意志歌剧院,演唱了《奥赛罗》中的苔丝狄蒙娜,惊艳的表演征服全场,取得巨大成功。

在2014/2015乐季,于冠群在科隆歌剧院饰演歌剧《女人心》中的斐欧地骊姬和歌剧《奥泰罗》中的苔丝狄蒙娜,在奥地利克拉根福特剧院首次出演歌剧《丑角》中的内达,在洛杉矶歌剧院首次演唱《凡尔赛的幽灵》和《费加罗的婚礼》。之后她在奥地利布莱根茨艺术节出演了歌剧《图兰朵》中的柳儿,在法兰克福歌剧院和德累斯顿申培尔歌剧院饰演《西蒙·波卡涅拉》中的玛利亚·波卡涅拉。这些演出经历把她带到了柏林、苏黎世、马赛等重要的歌剧城市。在汉堡国家歌剧院首次出演了歌剧《威廉·退尔》中的玛提尔德哈布斯堡公主,在慕尼黑巴伐利亚国立歌剧院首次出演歌剧《费加罗的婚礼》中的伯爵夫人。

2017年2月于冠群参演的歌剧《凡尔赛的幽灵》荣获第59界格莱美最佳歌剧录制奖,该唱片同时获得最佳古典专辑策划奖。在2016/2017乐季里,于冠群在法兰克福歌剧院出演了歌剧《卡门》中的米卡埃拉和歌剧《唐·乔万尼》中的安娜,在科隆歌剧院出演《图兰朵》中的柳儿,以及在维也纳国家歌剧院演唱莫扎特歌剧《费加罗的婚礼》。

在新的乐季里,于冠群将在美国纽约大都会歌剧院演唱普契尼的歌剧《图兰朵》,饰演柳儿;在瑞士苏黎世歌剧院演唱新制作的莫扎特的歌剧《伊多梅纽尔》,饰演伊莱特拉;在德国慕尼黑巴伐利亚歌剧院演唱普契尼的歌剧《波西米亚人》,饰演咪咪;以及在柏林德意志歌剧院演唱弗朗西斯科齐雷亚的歌剧《阿莱城姑娘》。


男中音:廖昌永

著名男中音歌唱家,第十二届全国人大代表、中国文联全委、中国音乐家协会副主席、上海音乐家协会副主席,现任上海音乐学院副院长。廖昌永享有“亚洲第一男中音”之美誉,是当代中国音乐界标志性的歌唱家,也是目前活跃于世界歌剧舞台的少数几位杰出的亚洲歌唱家之一。他曾在“第四十一届法国图鲁兹国际声乐比赛”、“多明戈世界歌剧大赛”、“挪威宋雅王后国际声乐比赛”等多项国际重大赛事中夺冠,并在世界各地与多明戈、洛林•马泽尔、米歇尔•普拉松等大师合作主演了《塞维利亚的理发师》《假面舞会》《卡门》、《茶花女》等30多部歌剧和百余场音乐会。近年来积极投身到中国原创歌剧、艺术歌曲的创作和制作工作中,并于2014年成功制作、主演了原创歌剧《一江春水》,原创艺术歌曲专场音乐会《风雅颂》等,受到国内外各界人士的赞誉。


指挥:余隆

余隆是活跃于国际乐坛的最杰出的中国指挥家。现任中国爱乐乐团艺术总监和首席指挥、广州交响乐团音乐总监、上海交响乐团音乐总监和北京国际音乐节艺术总监、上海夏季音乐节艺术总监、香港管弦乐团首席客座指挥。

余隆是与世界顶尖级交响乐团合作最多的华人指挥家。他与世界各地众多知名交响乐团和歌剧院有着广泛合作,他指挥过的乐团有纽约爱乐乐团、芝加哥交响乐团、费城交响乐团、洛杉矶爱乐乐团、蒙特利尔交响乐团、华盛顿国家交响乐团、辛辛那提交响乐团、巴黎管弦乐团、班贝格交响乐团、汉堡国家歌剧院、柏林广播交响乐团、莱比锡广播交响乐团、慕尼黑爱乐乐团、NDR北德广播交响乐团、悉尼交响乐团、BBC交响乐团、多伦多交响乐团、香港管弦乐团、东京爱乐乐团和新加坡交响乐团等。

余隆1964年出生于上海的音乐世家,自幼随外祖父、著名作曲家丁善德教授学习音乐。后求学于上海音乐学院和德国柏林高等艺术大学。先后受教于中国音乐教育家黄晓同教授和德国歌剧指挥家鲁宾斯坦教授等名师。出色的音乐天赋、优越的教育背景及广博的社会资源为余隆的艺术生涯奠定了坚实基础,使得他能够迅速成长为一位成就卓著的指挥家和音乐活动家。

余隆的艺术生涯涵盖指挥和艺术管理领域。1992年自德国学成回国后,余隆担任中央歌剧院常任指挥。同年,他创办了首届北京新年音乐会,并连续三年担任指挥,开启国内演出新年音乐会之先河。1993年起,余隆连续五年为香港市政局指挥歌剧演出。1998年,余隆发起并创办了北京国际音乐节,担任艺术总监。在他的出色领导下,北京国际音乐节不仅成为中国和亚洲规模最大的音乐节,也跻身于全球知名度最高的音乐节之列。在过去若干年间,金秋时节的北京国际音乐节上呈现了由众多著名乐团如柏林爱乐乐团和纽约爱乐乐团演出的精彩音乐会以及柏林德意志歌剧院、威尼斯凤凰歌剧院和圣彼得堡马林斯基剧院等带来的歌剧盛典,如《尼伯龙根的指环》、《玫瑰骑士》、《唐豪瑟》、《茶花女》、《纳布科》、《璐璐》和《姆钦斯克县的麦克白夫人》。

2000年,余隆参与创建了中国爱乐乐团,并担任艺术总监和首席指挥。余隆期望通过与众多世界知名音乐家的合作,使中国爱乐乐团发展成一个全能型职业化乐团,不仅向全世界介绍优秀的中国交响乐作品,也使得中国音乐家对西方音乐各时期及各种风格作品的演奏达到全新水准,并且在不同音乐形式上均有建树。余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团举行了许多大型作品的中国首演。2002年10月,作为第五届北京国际音乐节开幕式音乐会,余隆指挥包括中国爱乐乐团在内的近千名中外音乐家演出了马勒的第八《千人》交响曲,完成了这部宏伟巨作的历史性中国首演。从那时起,余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团演奏了数百部古典音乐的文献作品,并被誉为中国诠释德奥作品的最权威的指挥家。

2001年9月,余隆率中国爱乐乐团在台湾地区举行了成功的巡回演出。2002年6月,余隆率中国爱乐乐团参加了波多黎各的卡萨尔斯音乐节,随后在圣何塞、洛杉矶等地进行了美国西海岸巡演。同年9月,余隆再次率中国爱乐乐团赴海外巡演,在日本东京、神户、大阪和韩国汉城演出,所到之处均深受欢迎,尤其是在东京三得利音乐厅的音乐会,赢得了包括日本皇室成员在内的两千余名日本听众的热烈喝采,取得了轰动性成功。2003年,余隆的一系列重要指挥活动包括与东京爱乐乐团合作并率该团在中国巡演。同年5月起,他在作为北京国际音乐节艺术总监与中国爱乐乐团艺术总监和首席指挥的同时兼任广州交响乐团音乐总监。9月,余隆率领中国爱乐乐团赴欧洲巡演,在著名的巴黎国家歌剧院、华沙国家大剧院和维也纳音乐之友协会金色大厅演出,获得巨大成功。11月至12月间,余隆与大提琴家米沙·麦斯基和广州交响乐团一道进行大规模巡演,在巴黎香榭丽舍剧院、卢森堡音乐学院音乐厅、荷兰阿姆斯特丹音乐厅、开罗歌剧院和亚历山大音乐厅演出。2005年2月至4月,余隆率领中国爱乐乐团进行了规模空前的环球世界巡演,历时四十多天,跨越北美和欧洲,不仅在中国乐团出访史上前所未有,在全亚洲交响乐团中亦属罕见。2008年5月7日,余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团和上海歌剧院合唱团在梵蒂冈城保罗六世礼堂为教宗本笃十六世及八千余名听众演出了莫扎特的《安魂曲》,成为令全世界瞩目的重要文化盛事。英国《卫报》称此次意义非凡的演出为“中梵借音乐外交‘破冰’”。2009年11月,余隆率领上海交响乐团在纽约、洛杉矶、多伦多、圣地亚哥等北美12座城市进行了极为成功的巡演,《纽约时报》在2009年11月9日刊载专文介绍余隆的艺术成就,将余隆誉为“中国的赫伯特·冯·卡拉扬”。2010年3月,余隆率上海交响乐团赴波兰参加第十四届贝多芬音乐节,并在华沙和罗兹两座城市演出,受到各界高度评价。2011年,余隆再次率中国爱乐乐团巡访美国西海岸十数个城市。2012年中国春节期间,余隆指挥纽约爱乐乐团在纽约林肯中心的菲舍尔音乐厅举行了首次中国新年音乐会,使得他的指挥艺术再一次在美国享受盛誉。

2014年7月,余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团在英国逍遥音乐节演出,演出受到了英国各界的极大好评,获得了轰动性的效应。

余隆作为指挥家以及交响乐团和音乐节的领导者多年来始终大力倡导当代音乐,他领导下的北京国际音乐节、中国爱乐乐团和广州交响乐团等机构和团体向当今最重要的作曲家委约创作,包括克里斯托夫·潘德列茨基、约翰·威廉姆斯、菲利普·格拉斯、霍华德·肖、郭文景、谭盾、叶小纲、赵季平、赵麟和陈银淑等,并由马友友、朗朗、朱利安·劳埃德-韦伯等当今最优秀的演奏家与中国爱乐乐团担任首演。在2011年,由余隆担任艺术总监的北京国际音乐节与波士顿歌剧院向作曲家周龙共同委约的歌剧《白蛇传》获得了普利策奖。

余隆指挥的录音包括德意志唱片公司录制发行、中国爱乐乐团演奏的勃拉姆斯G小调钢琴四重奏(阿诺德·勋伯格配器)和瓦格纳的《唐豪瑟》序曲、中国管弦乐作品集以及由郎朗担任钢琴独奏的钢琴协奏曲《黄河》。拿索斯公司发行有余隆指挥科恩格尔德的小提琴协奏曲和丁善德的《长征交响曲》。2012年,余隆主持的中国爱乐乐团100张CD和10张LP唱片的发行更开创了中国乐团录制鸿篇巨制的先河。2014年夏,余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团录制了交响乐艺术电影小提琴协奏曲《梁山伯与祝英台》,这将成为我国第一部该类型的艺术电影。2015年夏,余隆指挥中国爱乐乐团录制了交响乐艺术电影《黄河》。

作为一位优秀的音乐家和知名人士,余隆亦把培养年轻音乐家和社会教育工作作为己任,每年他都会发掘和培养一批年轻音乐家与他领导的乐团合作,使年轻音乐家能够在最受瞩目的音乐平台上崭露头角。2007年余隆创办了广东国际音乐夏令营,2012年上海交响乐团与纽约爱乐乐团联合创办的乐队学院令众多的年轻音乐家心向往之。

由于把全能艺术家作为追求目标,余隆除却在中国爱乐乐团和北京国际音乐节出品的许多歌剧中担任指挥之外还亲自担任导演,尤其是2004年他导演并执棒中国爱乐乐团演出的歌剧《卡门》,以及2010年雷哈尔的轻歌剧《风流寡妇》均引起了空前的轰动。

鉴于余隆在推动当今世界古典音乐事业发展和促进国际间文化交流方面所做的突出贡献,2002年,德国万宝龙文化基金会向余隆颁发了年度“万宝龙卓越艺术成就奖”;2003年,法国政府特别授予余隆“法兰西文学艺术骑士勋章”;2005年,意大利政府向余隆颁发了“共和国骑士勋章”。2010年11月,中央音乐学院在其庆祝建院70周年大会上授予他中央音乐学院荣誉院士称号,以表彰他近十年来对中国音乐的发展和对外文化交流作出的杰出贡献。这是国内艺术大学首次颁发“荣誉院士”称号,余隆成为我国艺术家中获此殊荣的第一人。当年12月15日又被授予“2010年年度中国文化人物”大奖。

2013年,余隆获颁国家级学术机构主办的最高艺术大奖“中华艺文奖”。

2014年,法国政府授予余隆“法国荣誉军团骑士勋章”。

2015年,余隆获颁“全国中青年德艺双馨文艺工作者”称号,同年荣获由美国大西洋理事会颁发的“全球公民”奖,以及由耶鲁大学音乐学院颁发的“桑福德奖章”。

2016年4月,余隆当选美国艺术与科学学院外籍荣誉院士。

2016年6月,余隆获得由德国联邦政府颁发的德国联邦十字勋章。

余隆现任第十一、十二届全国政协委员,并担任中国音乐家协会副主席职务。



Xiaogang Ye: The Song of the Earth

Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde


Xiaogang Ye: The Song of the Earth

Yu Guanqun, soprano

Liao Changyong (or Yuan Chenye), baritone


Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

Ildikó Komlósi, mezzo-soprano

Klaus Florian Vogt, tenor


Long Yu, conductor


Yu Guanqun, soprano

Guanqun Yu is one of the most promising sopranos of the younger generation and appears regularly at big opera houses worldwide.

Born and educated in China, Yu already sang big roles as Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) and Gilda (Rigoletto) as part of the opera education programme during her studies in Shandong and Shanghai and participated in concerts at important events. She finally became known outside of China by winning the first price at the famous Belvedere Singing Competition. 

In September 2008 Yu became a member of the opera studio at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna where she sang many roles of the Italian repertoire. In June 2010 she debuted in Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc under the baton of Bertrand de Billy at the Musikverein Wien. This was followed, amongst others, by Mimi (La Bohème) at the Pacific Festival in Sapporo conducted by Fabio Luisi and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) in Bologna. In spring 2012 she sang Lina in Stiffelio at the Teatro Regio di Parma, which was also published on DVD.

Invited by the  Metropolitan Opera, Yu gave her debut in New York in fall 2012 with a highly celebrated Trovatore-Leonora which she had already sung at the Verdi Festival Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Busseto in summer. The same year she was the award recipient of the Placido Domingo Operalia Singing Competition and on Domingo’s wish she sang on his side as Lucrezia in Verdis I due Foscari at Palau de les Arts Valencia. During the same season she returned to Valencia as Desdemona (Otello) under the baton of Zubin Metha. In summer 2013 Yu gave her debut as Countess Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing and as Anna (Nabucco), also at the side of Placido Domingo. In 2013/2014 she returned to the Metropolitan Opera New York as Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) and to Valencia as Maria Boccanegra (Simon Boccanegra) amongst others. Moreover Yu debuted at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, when she agreed to fill in at the last minute and gave a startling performance as Desdemona (Otello).

In 2014/2015, Yu was Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) and Desdemona (Otello) at Oper Köln, debuted as Nedda (Pagliacci) at the Staatstheater Klagenfurt and as Rosina at the Los Angeles Opera in the sequel opera productions Ghosts of Versailles and Le Nozze di Figaro. Furthermore she was Liù (Turandot) at the Bregenzer Festspiele and Maria Boccanegra at Oper Frankfurt and Semperoper Dresden. Engagements of the last season led Yu to Berlin (Pagliacci), Zurich (Boheme), Marseille (Così fan tutte), as well as once more to the Bregenzer Festspiele. She gave her debut as Mathilde in Guillaume Tell at the Hamburgische Staatsoper and as Countess Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich.

In 2016/2017, Yu was Micaela in Carmen and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at the Oper Frankfurt as well as Liù in Turandot at the Oper Köln. In February 2017, the“The Ghosts of Versailles”, in which Guanqun Yu was a performer, won Grammys for Best Opera Recording and Best Engineered Classical Album.

In the next season, Yu will sing Liù in Turandot at Metropolitan Opera New York, Elettra in Idomeneo at Zürich Opera House, Mimì in La Boheme at Bayerische Staatsoper, as well as L’Arlesiana at Deutsche Oper Berlin.


Ildikó Komlósi, mezzo-soprano

Hungarian mezzosoprano Ildiko Komlosi studied music at the Franz Liszt Academy of Budapest and took part in the specialising courses of the Teatro alla Scala and Guildhall School of Music in London. She was the absolute winner of the Pavarotti International Competition in 1986 and debuted in Verdi's Messa da Requiem opposite Luciano Pavarotti and under the baton of Lorin Maazel.

 She has subsequently started a successful career on the world's great stages: after her debut at the Frankfurt Staatsoper and at the Wiener Staatsoper, and in 1990 she sang in her first Teatro alla Scala production. During the following years she conquered north and South-America and the Far East. She is invited frequently to the greatest theatres of the world, Metropolitan Opera of New York, Covent Garden in London, Teatro La Scala in Milan, DeutscheOper Berlin, Munich, Tokyo, SempreOper in Dresden and other Italian theatres.

Among her last successes: a Zeffirelli production of Aida, opening title of the La Scala Season in 2006, an other great Aida in Covent Garden, directed by Robert Wilson and conducted by Antonio Pappano. In the last 5 years she has been invited every year to sing in the Arena di Verona in several roles Carmen, Amneris, Santuzza, Laura. In 2006 she has been awared together with Jose Cura with the Arena Award. In 2009 she sang Santuzza with great success in the Metropolitan. She continues to sing around the World, you can see her performing at any bigger festivals, and greater theatres, such as The Hungarian State Operahouse, Verbier Festival in 2016 at the Arena di Verona, and at the PROMS in London, or with the Boston Sypmhonic Orchestra in their hometown. Next project will be in Paris at Opera, with the new composition by Luca Francesconi, Tromp la Mort


Klaus Florian Vogt, tenor

Klaus Florian Vogt is one of the finest Wagner tenors of our times. His repertoire covers mostly dramatic roles such as Lohengrin, Parsifal, Stolzing and Siegmund, but also Florestan (Fidelio), Paul (Die tote Stadt) and Hoffmann (Les Contes d’Hoffmann). It extends furthermore to lyric-dramatic roles such as Erik (Der fliegende Holländer), Andrej (Chowanschtschina), Prinz (Rusalka), Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Faust (La Damnation de Faust). 

Klaus Florian Vogt is a much sought after guest at all major opera houses and at the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals. His career led him amongst others to Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Paris, London, Barcelona, Vienna, Madrid, Milan, Toulouse, Helsinki, New York und Tokyo. 2005 saw his debut in Japan as Hoffmann (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), in 2006 he debuted as Lohengrin at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and in 2007 he sang for the first time at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan (Lohengrin), where he later returned as Florestan (Fidelio). He recently enjoyed great success as Lohengrin in a new production at the Vienna State Opera and could also be seen in the same production at the Zurich Opera House. In 2015 he sang an outstanding Paul in a new production of Die tote Stadt at Hamburg State Opera. In 2017 he will add the role of Tannhäuser to his repertoire, starring in a new production at the Munich State Opera.

In 2007 Klaus Florian Vogt gave a triumphal debut as Walther von Stolzing at the Bayreuth Festival in a new staging by Katharina Wagner of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. From 2011 to 2015 he achieved further notable success as Lohengrin in the staging by Hans Neuenfels. In 2016 the audience saw him in the titel role of a new production of Parsifal under the baton of Hartmut Haenchen. In 2017 he will perform Stolzing in an other new Bayreuth production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, directed by Barry Kosky and conducted by Philippe Jordan. 

Klaus Florian Vogt’s Lohengrin takes him to the most important stages all over the world. Currently no other tenor is as successful in the role of Wagner’s Knight of the Grail. As Lohengrin he has set artistic standards. He performed the role amongst others at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Metropolitan Opera New York, Vienna State Opera Zurich Opera, New National Theatre Tokyo, Munich State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg State Opera, the Easter Festival Baden-Baden and at the Bayreuth Festival. 

The tenor has established his reputation also as a concert singer and a fine interpreter of Lied. His international recital career took him many times to Vienna, New York, London, Athens, Berlin, Leipzig as well as the Tanglewood Festival, the Grafenegg Festival and the Salzburg Festivals. His concert repertoire covers works by Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler, Verdi, Flotow und Wagner. He regularly appears with renowned orchestras such as the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam and works with famous conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Andris Nelsons, Mariss Jansons, Simone Young, Antonio Pappano and Kent Nagano.

Born in Holstein, in the North of Germany, Klaus Florian Vogt studied horn and played for several years with the Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg. Later he studied at the Conservatory in Lübeck and gave up his position as a horn player in the orchestra to become a tenor. He made his debut in Flensburg and then became a member of the company at the Opera in Dresden. Since 2003 he has been a freelance artist.

Klaus Florian Vogt has a comprehensive discography. Three solo CDs have been published at SONY Classical: „Heroes“ (2012, Orchestra Deutschen Oper Berlin, Peter Schneider), „Wagner“ (2013, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Nott) and „Favorites“ (2014, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Gerrit Prießnitz). In addition, the tenor has presented amongst others recordings of Korngold’s Die tote Stadt (Oper Frankfurt,Sebastian Weigle), a CD und DVD with hits from Berlin to Broadway co-starring Renée Flemming under the musical direction of Christian Thielemann and a complete recording of Lohengrin with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin under Marek Janowski. The recording of Franz Schmidt’s Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln was released in January 2016.

In 2012 the artist was awarded the ECHO-Klassik as “artist of the year”. 


Long Yu, Conductor

As one of the most distinguished Chinese conductors with an established international reputation, Maestro Long Yu is currently Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Beijing Music Festival and Music in the Summer Air, MISA, as well as Principle Guest Conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Long Yu is one of the conductors who conducts the world top-class orchestras most frequently, he has appeared with a prestigious list of leading orchestras and a lot of opera companies around the world, including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Montreal Symphony OrchestraWashington National Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg State Opera, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester Leipzig, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic and Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

Long Yu was born in 1964 into a family of musicians in Shanghai. Musical education in his early childhood came from his grandfather Ding Shande, a composer of great renown, and he later studied at the Shanghai Conservatory with Professor Xiaotong Huang and then studied at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin with Prof. Robinstein. Outstanding music talents, excellent educational background and extensive social resources make Long Yu a preeminent conductor. 

Long Yu's career has included both artistic and administrative appointments. In 1992, he was appointed Principal Conductor of the Central Opera Theatre in Beijing, and in the same year, he was involved in the planning of the first Beijing New Year's Concert and served as its conductor for three consecutive years. He also produced operas for The Urban Council of Hong Kong for five successive years. In 1998, he led the creation of the Beijing Music Festival and was its Founding Artistic Director. Under his leadership the Beijing Music Festival is regarded as the largest classical music festival in the eastern hemisphere and one of the world’s most important music festivals. During the past 18 years at this annual autumn festival there have been many splendid concerts given by leading orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic, as well as outstanding productions of the Ring, Der Rosenkavalier, Tannhäuser, La Traviata, Nabucco, Lulu and Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by visiting opera companies including the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Teatro la Fenice and the Mariinsky Theatre.

In 2000, Long Yu co-founded the China Philharmonic Orchestra and was appointed Artistic Director and Chief Conductor. Now entering his 9th season with the China Philharmonic, he has maintained the high standard of orchestral performance and artistic administration and built the ensemble’s reputation as not only a leading Chinese orchestra but also a world-famous one. In 2003, Long Yu was appointed the Music Director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and he has been raising the level and fame of the orchestra rapidly. He toured extensively with the China Philharmonic Orchestra, the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra as well as the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. In September 2003, under his leadership, the China Philharmonic Orchestra toured Europe, with memorable concerts at the Palais Garnier, Paris, the Teatr Wielki - National Opera Warsaw and the Grosser Saal of the Musikverein, Vienna. In December of the same year he undertook a major European and Egyptian tour with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and Mischa Maisky, giving concerts at Theatre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Luxemburg, Cairo Opera House and Alexander Opera House. From February to April 2005, he led the China Philharmonic Orchestra on an international tour. Within 40 days they appeared in 22 cities throughout North America and Europe. In 2008, for the first time in history, the China Philharmonic Orchestra performed under the baton of maestro Long Yu at the Vatican in the Paul VI Auditorium. The concert was attended by The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI and marked a giant step in bringing eastern and western cultures closer together. In April 2009 the China Philharmonic Orchestra was selected by the Gramophone, which is widely regarded as the best classical music magazine in the world, as one of "the world's 10 most inspiring orchestras". In November 2009 Long Yu led the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra on a twelve-city North American tour which is a huge success. The tour began with the closing concert of the Ancient Paths, Modern Voices Festival at Carnegie Hall and included concerts in Los Angeles, Toronto and San Diego. A New York Times report from November 9, 2009 gave an introduction to Long Yu's artistic achievement and hailed him as "China's Herbert von Karajan." In March 2010 Long Yu conducted the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra at the 14th Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival in Krakow and gave concerts in Warsaw and Lodz. All the performances won high praise from both audiences and critics. In 2011, Long Yu toured extensively with the China Philharmonic Orchestra in 8 cities in west coast of United States. In Chinese spring festival of 2012, Long Yu led the New York Philharmonic in the First Chinese New Year Concert at Avery Fisher Hall of Lincoln Center. 

In July 2014, Long Yu conducted the CPO in the BBC Proms as the first orchestra from China to play in a world class music festival and the concert was highly praised by media and audience.

Maestro Long Yu's reputation has been enhanced by his activities as a widely admired and respected figure in administration of orchestras and festival as well as in international exchanging of musical culture. As a champion of contemporary music Long Yu has been commissioning a number of works from today’s prominent composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Philip Glass, Guo Wenjing, Tan Dun, Ye Xiaogang and Unsuk Chin.

Mr. Long Yu's recordings include, on Deutsche Grammophon with the China Philharmonic, Brahms's Piano Quartet in G Minor (orch. Arnold Schoenberg) and Wagner's Tannhäuser Overture, highlights of Chinese symphonic music and Yellow River Concerto with Lang Lang as featured soloist. Recordings on Naxos include Korngold's Violin Concerto and Ding Shande's Long March Symphony. In 2012 Long Yu lead the release of CPO Live a 100-CD box set of the live performances in the past music seasons of China Philharmonic Orchestra, as a milestone of both the development of Chinese symphony orchestras and the recording industry in China. In the summer of 2014 Long Yu conducted the CPO in a symphony film of the Chinese violin concerto The Butterfly Lovers as the first art film of classical music in China. In 2015 Long Yu conducted the CPO in another film The Yellow River.

Long Yu received the 2002 Montblanc Arts Patronage Award from the Montblanc Cultural Foundation, and in 2003 came Le grade de chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres (The Honor of Chevalier of French Art and Culture) from the Government of France. In 2005, Italian President honored Maestro Long Yu L'onorificenza di commendatore.

In November 2010, the Central Conservatory of Music has presented Maestro Long Yu with a certificate of the Honourable Academician from the Central Conservatory at a conference for 70th year anniversary of its founding, in recognition of his great contribution and devoted efforts to the development in classical music in China and cultural exchanges over the past decade. On December 2010, he was awarded People of the Year in Arts Field in China.

In 2013, Long Yu was awarded the national level arts award “China Arts Award”.

In 2014, Long Yu received the France Knight of Legion of Honour.

In 2015, Long Yu was named “Morally and Artistically Excellent Artist” by state authority. He was also awarded “Global Citizen Award” by the Atlantic Council, and the Sanford Medal by Yale University’s College of Music in 2015.

In April, 2016, Long Yu was elected as a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

In June, 2016, Long Yu received German’s Federal Cross of Merit.

Long Yu is currently Vice-president of Chinese Musicians Association, member of the 11th and 12th the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.