Nathalie Stutzmann and her pianist Inger Södergren can be seen on a tour at acclaimed venues across Europe this month. The duo performs works by Wagner, Schubert, Fauré, Chausson and Debussy at Monte-Carlo’s Opera on March 4, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw on March 7 and for the first time at Stockholm’s Konserthus on March 9.
Tune in via Culturebox on Tuesday February 28 at 8pm Monaco time and watch Nathalie Stutzmann conduct Wagner’s Tannhäuser live from Monte-Carlo Opera! The broadcast will be available on the site until September 1st.
This month, Nathalie Stutzmann makes her anticipated return to Monte-Carlo Opera, where she leads four performances of Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser at the head of Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. Nathalie debuted with the orchestra in 2014, making “a master stroke” (Forum Opéra) conducting Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore.
Staged by Monte-Carlo Opera director Jean-Louis Grinda, this thrilling production is totally new and unseen since 1861 as it features the Tannhäuser rewritten for Paris Opera by Wagner himself – including the French texts – and only executed three times in history, in Paris for its creation in 1861. Performances take place at the stunning Salle Garnier on February 19, 22, 25 and 28, with an international cast including acclaimed Argentinian tenor José Cura in the title role, Jean-François Lapointe as Wolfram, Steven Humes as Hermann, William Joyner as Walther, Roger Joakim as Biterolf, Annemarie Kremer as Elisabeth and Aude Extrémo as Venus. Please note these are all now sold-out.
Nathalie Stutzmann appointed Principal Guest Conductor of RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Today, Nathalie Stutzmann has been announced as new Principal Guest Conductor of RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland based in Dublin. She will take up this position in September 2017 until May 2019.
Nathalie conducted RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra for the first time last February in Wagner’s Overture to Tannhauser, Vorspiel und Liebestod and Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Aodán Ó Dubhghail, Head of RTÉ Orchestras, Quartet and Choirs, says:
“From the outset, it was apparent that an easy and natural chemistry had developed between Nathalie and the musicians. It was also clear that the public intuitively sensed and responded in the warmest terms to the music-making and to Nathalie’s natural charisma. Nathalie brings the qualities one expects of a great singer to her work as a conductor, coaxing beautiful phrasing from musicians and conveying an unerring sense of musical line. This appointment marks the start of a significant artistic partnership and we are excited at the prospect of sharing the resulting music-making with the widest possible audience.”
Read the full press release from RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra here.
The announcement coincides with Nathalie’s second engagement with the orchestra for a performance on January 13 in a Beethoven and Brahms programme, which will be broadcast live on RTÉ lyric fm at 8pm local time.
Nathalie Stutzmann will make her conducting debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra this Sunday in Handel’s Messiah. She will be joined by an international cast, featuring soprano Ying Fang, mezzo-soprano Angela Brower, tenor Lawrence Wiliford and baritone Stephen Powell.
Described as “the performance’s star” conducting Handel’s oratorio with Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center last year, Nathalie had received critical acclaim for her “musically thrilling and absolutely to be recommended” performance.
Please note this event is sold-out. More information here.