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some of today’s most impressive artists. The first two weeks offer a great deal of pianistic virtuosity. Up-and-coming stars Alice Sara Ott and Francesco Tristano present their program titled ‘Scandale’, which radiates energy and joyous piano-playing! It’s no surprise that their performance has been described as “classical music for the pop age”. Living-legend Grigory Sokolov displays his visionary interpretations and wide repertoire during a recital from the prestigious festival in Aix-en-Provence. On June 15th, Kristine Opolais presents a spectacular sequence of aria performances. The Latvian prima donna and star of the MET is one of the most sought-after sopranos in today’s international scene. The following week, be prepared to travel back in time for some of the finest German Baroque gems: The Masques ensemble and Vox Luminis team up to bring some of Buxtehude’s most beloved vocal compositions. The month closes with perhaps the greatest keyboard star of the moment! Daniil Trifonov will feature as soloist in the intensely difficult ‘Rach3’. The young Russian displays some first-class piano-playing during the New Year’s Eve concert of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2016.Learn more
From June 20 to 24, over four afternoons, Stingray Classica broadcasts the monumental opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen, the magnum opus of the German composer Richard Wagner (1813-1883). These productions are recorded at the Staatsoper Stuttgart in 2003 under the baton of Lothar Zagrosek. Richard Wagner is perhaps the greatest innovator of the opera genre in the nineteenth century and aimed for the creation of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’, in which theatre, music and words were united. The cycle is composed between 1853 and 1874, and consists of Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung. Striking in Wagner's operas is the use of the so-called ‘Leitmotiv’, a melodic motif that stands for a certain idea or character. In addition, Wagner uses unconventional harmonies and very extensive orchestral instrumentation. The entire cycle is still performed annually at the Bayreuth Festival, where it premiered in 1876. Now you can also enjoy this colossal masterpiece at Stingray Classica!Learn more