May 14, 2021

BAYREUTH BAROQUE announces further program highlights The festival will take place from September 1st to 12th, 2021

In 2021, the International Festival of the Opera Seria BAYREUTH BAROQUE will take place from 01st to the 12th September for the second time. In addition to the revival of Nicola Porpora‘s “Carlo il Calvo”, another opera by the same composer will bring the jewel that is the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth to life again. The artistic director of the festival, stage director and countertenor Max Emanuel Cencic will also, as much can be revealed, play a leading role in this opera. George Petrou will take over the musical direction with the orchestra Armonia Atenea.

The Bayreuth Baroque Festival is particularly pleased to present three concerts with internationally celebrated stars. The virtuosic countertenor Franco Fagioli will give a concert of arias by Leonardo Vinci, the antipode of Porpora.George Petrou will conduct the evening with his orchestra Armonia Atenea. Under the title “Anima Aeterna”, countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński and the ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro under the direction of Francesco Corti go on a search for baroque gems. The soprano Simone Kermes sings “Canzonetta d’amore” accompanied by the Amici Veneziani.

Due to current events, the complete program of the festival will be announced at the end of June. Subsequently,advance ticket sales will start.

The Bayreuth Baroque Festival took place for the first time in 2020 with great success. Due to the hygiene measures in force in Bavaria, only 200 spectators were allowed in the theater to see the performances. In the online edition of the festival and in the media library of Bayerischer Rundfunk, there were over 500,000 views and Mezzo TV broadcastthe festival to 70 million households worldwide. In March 2021,  the artistic director of the festival, Max Emanuel Cencic, was awarded the German Schallplattenkritik Prize for his artistic work.
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