Alondra de la Parra takes over from Franz Welser-Möst at Staatsoper Unter den Linden

By February 1, 2019 Uncategorized

Alondra de la Parra takes over from Franz Welser-Möst for the new production of  DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE staged by Yuval Sharon

From the Staatsoper Press Release:

Matthias Schulz: “We deeply regret that Franz Welser-Möst, who was involved in this project since 2015, has to withdraw from conducting DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE due to health issues and we send him all the best wishes for a speedy recovery. We are however glad, that Alondra de la Parra is stepping in so spontaneously and we are looking forward to the possibility of working together with her at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden for the first time.”

Alondra de la Parra has conducted over 100 of the world’s most prestigious international orchestras including  Orchestre de Paris, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich. In 2017, she began her term as Music Director of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. In October 2018 she opened the Camerata Salzburg’s season and conducted the OPUS Klassik at Konzerthaus Berlin. During this year’s Mozartwoche in Salzburg she was the conductor for the new production of Mozart’s “Thamos”. She also frequently works with the Royal Ballet at London’s Covent Garden. This upcoming spring, together with Camerata Salzburg, de la Parra will be a guest at theAix-en-Provence Easter Festival. On Sunday, 3rdFebruary at 11.10 pm, the documentary »La Maestra« about Alondra de la Parrawill be broadcast for the first time on ARTE. The film, produced by BFMI, followed the conductor on three continents and during her milestones of 2017/18 and offers insights into the life of a musician who embodies a new type of conductor, between the cultures and musical genres.

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Premiere: 17thFebruary 2019 at 6 pm
Further performances: 21st, 23rdand 28thFebruary as well as 1st, 3rd, 6th, 8th, 10th, 12thand 16thMarch 2019
Staatsoper Unter den Linden

Tickets and further information: +49 30 20 35 45 55 and www.staatsoper-berlin.de

Download complete press release here