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News - Hans Abrahamsen World Premiere: Drei Märchenbilder aus der Schneekönigin

Elena Ringo
Monday, September 3, 2018
On September 21 2018, the orchestral work Drei Märchenbilder aus der Schneekönigin (2018, 18‘) will be given its world premiere by the Bayerisches Staatsorchester in Munich, conducted by Constantinos Carydis. 

The performance follows on from the premiere of Abrahamsen’s Two Inger Christensen Songs, which the Bayerischen Staatsorchester’s Orchestra Academy performed under the baton of Kirill Petrenko at the Bayerische Staatsoper in July 2018. His opera The Snow Queen (English singing version) will be produced here in the 2019/20 season.

Drei Märchenbilder aus der Schneekönigin (2018, 18‘) is based on the opera’s musical material and will be available for performance from January 2020. Please contact your local Music Sales office for further information.

The music of Hans Abrahamsen is performed regularly across the world, and 2019 will mark a new peak in his compositional career: His first opera The Snow Queen, based on the fairy tale by H.C. Andersen, will receive its world premiere in the autumn 2019 at The Royal Danish Opera. An English language version of the opera will be premiered at the Bayerische Staatsoper in the 2019/20 season. 

On April 19th 2019, Abrahamsen will receive the prestigious Léonie Sonning Music Prize at a portrait concert by The Danish National Symphony Orchestra who will perform Left, alone and let me tell you with soloists Tamara Stefanovich (piano) and soprano Barbara Hannigan, conducted by Michael Schønwandt.

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