Taste sample Dracula on Gustav Adolf Square

By on August 19, 2017
Eric Börjeson

Today is the opportunity to hear a first taste of the autumn’s great premiere of the Dracula opera. In addition, there are highlights of the season’s opera premieres. The performers and musicians guarantees that it will be festive, folksy and crowded in front of the Opera House at Gustav Adolf Square, all under the direction of Maestro Domingo Hindoyan. Traditionally for the 17th consecutive year, the outdoor concert takes place in collaboration with the Stockholm Cultural Festival.

The Opera on GAT is both a closure of a full-fledged festival, but also a start with of a exciting season of about 250 performances. The concert’s great news is that the Royal Court Chapel for the first time performs music from Victoria Brorisova-Ollas opera Dracula, the orchestra number “Draculas dance”.

In addition to the Hovkapellet and the Royal Opera’s choir participates a soloist quartet: Tenor Ole Aleksander Bang and the mezzosoprano Johanna Rudström in the roles of the Prince and Askungen in Rossini’s opera with the same name as the title person, while Christina Nilsson sings Aida’s great aria from Verdis opera. In addition, the mezzanine Miriam Treichl appears with the audience-liberating and equilibrium song “Mina läppar han kysser…” included in the operan’s set of Lehár’s operetta Glada änkan.

This year’s conductor, Domingo Hindoyan, was born in Venezuela 1980, where he as young began his musical career as a violinist in El Sistema. Today he regularly directs at Staatsoper Berlin and the opera in Zurich. This season, besides engaging in various symphony orchestras, he will debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Lyric Opera in Chicago.

This year’s conductor, Domingo Hindoyan, was born in Venezuela 1980, where he as young began his musical career as a violinist in El Sistema. Today he regularly directs at Staatsoper Berlin and the opera in Zurich. This season, besides engaging in various symphony orchestras, he will debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Lyric Opera in Chicago.

Gustav Adolf Square: Saturday 19 August at 20.00

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