La Fenice

Symphony No. 9

In Cinemas 23, 24 & 27 Sep 2023
Juraj Valčuha
Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice
Federica Lombardi (soprano), Veronica Simeoni (mezzo-soprano), Michael Schade (tenor), Mark S Doss (bass)
Ludwig van Beethoven
1h11, without interval
Sung in German, with English subtitles
Captured live from St Marks Square, Venice 8 Jul 2023
Official Event Listing

Choral symphony (1824)

Special Presentation! Captured live from Venice’s splendid Piazza San Marco, internationally-acclaimed conductor Juraj Valčuha leads the La Fenice Choir and Orchestra and an exceptional cast of soloists for Beethoven’s monumental symphonic masterpiece Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125

A glorious celebration of shared humanity, this epic and ground-breaking work, the composer’s final complete symphony, is remarkable for its grandness of scale, but especially its final movement “Ode to Joy” based on Friedrich Schiller’s poem, which changed the course of Western music forever.

La Fenice

The exceptional Teatro La Fenice (the Phoenix) in Venice first opened in 1792 to replace the Teatro San Benedetto, destroyed by fire in 1774. La Fenice itself has twice been badly damaged by fire. In 2003 the theatre was restored, closely following the Meduna brothers’ 1837 design. Known worldwide for its dramatic beauty, La Fenice is also known for being the cradle of many great operas. It was the site of the infamous fiasco at the premiere of La Traviata, and of the great triumphs of Tancredi, Ernani and Rigoletto that helped launch the careers of Rossini and Verdi.

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