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“Candide” Triumphs in Vienna

This month, Marin Alsop wrapped up a successful run of Bernstein’s Candide at MusikTheater an der Wien.  The production was hailed as “a triumph” by Kurier, with BR Klassik writing: “Conductor Marin Alsop and the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra show the enormous multifaceted nature of Bernstein’s funny, parodic and also voluptuous music.” Opera Now Newsletter…

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Alsop Returns to Peabody Institute

Alsop visited the Peabody Institute this month to lead her regular class with the Conductors’ Orchestra. She also welcomed students to rehearsals with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, where they prepared for upcoming performances of Kevin Puts’s Contact.

Returns to Baltimore, Colorado & Met debut

Alsop begins 2024 conducting the premiere of Lydia Steier’s new production of Candide at MusikTheater an der Wien (January 17-February 3). At the end of January Alsop leads the RSO Wien in two recital programs, the first featuring works by Bernstein and Shostakovich (January 24), followed by soprano Fatma Said singing Mahler (January 29).  On…

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New Production of “Candide” with the Vienna RSO

From January 17 through February 3, Marin Alsop leads the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (Vienna RSO) and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir in a new production of Leonard Bernstein’s celebrated operetta Candide directed by Lydia Steier. Featuring video by Momme Hinrichs, costumes by Ursula Kudrna, and lighting by Elana Siberski, the Vienna RSO’s Candide will star…

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European Premiere of “Too Hot To Handel”

On December 7, Marin Alsop leads the European premiere of “Too Hot to Handel: The Gospel Messiah” at Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus, London Adventist Chorale and vocal soloists Zwakele Tshabalala and Vanessa Haynes. It is three decades since Alsop first premiered “Too Hot to Handel” at New York’s Lincoln…

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Celebrating Penderecki with “The Black Mask”

As a highpoint of Marin Alsop’s inaugural season as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR), she and the orchestra honor the late composer Krzysztof Penderecki’s 90th birthday with a rare semi-staged concert performance of his opera The Black Mask on November 23. Drawing on Penderecki’s seldom-programmed opera tells…

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Marin Leads Philharmonia as Principal Guest Conductor

Marin Alsop kicks off her four-season appointment as Principal Guest Conductor of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra with an all-American program on October 19. This opens with the Drums Overture by James P. Johnson, the stride piano pioneer whose hit songs included “The Charleston,” and whose symphonic music Alsop has played a significant part in rediscovering, recording…

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