Festspielhaus Baden-Baden Press Reviews

‘Raising expectations’ – Review by the Badische Neueste Nachrichten.
by Isabel Steppeler.

Bewitching “Parsifal” Finale with Pablo Heras-Casado at the end of the Pfingstfestspiele.
An exclamation mark at the end: The Pfingstfestspiele with the SWR Symphony Orchestra in Baden-Baden came to an end on Sunday with moving sounds. As at the opening, Richard Wagner’s work was the focus of the last concert: the prelude and the third act of his consecrated stage play “Parsifal” developed a beguiling effect in Pablo Heras-Casado’s sensual and analytical interpretation.

Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the Filarmonica della Scala to commemorate the centenary of Ligeti

Pablo Heras-Casado returns at the head of the Filarmonica della Scala, to commemorate the centenary of the Hungarian composer György Ligeti, performing the Concert Românesc. The programme is completed with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with Jan Lisiecki as soloist, and Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8. More information here.

Freiburger Barockorchester Tour Press Reviews

Kölner Stadtanzeiger
Soundtrack for a summer night.
“[…] The threads of the performance, which was magnificent in every respect, came together under the Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, who had already given Franz Schubert’s “little” C major symphony a striking profile: a perfectly balanced interplay of different movement patterns, a graceful dance of lace, which was interrupted every now and then by cheerfully booming canon salvos.”

Tour with the Freiburger Barockorchester

Pablo Heras-Casado and the Freiburger Barockorchester will bring Schubert to a Viennese and German stage in May with guest performances in Hamburg, Wiesbaden, Cologne, and Freiburg presenting a program with Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream (with singers and narrator) and Schubert's Sixth Symphony. They will continue their Schubert recordings with a...

Pablo Heras-Casado Conducts the BRSO in Munich

Pablo Heras-Casado will conduct the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (BRSO) on April 27 and 28, at the Herkulessaal in Munich. The program includes three extraordinary works from the 20th and 21st centuries: Stravinsky's ballet L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), Ligeti's Lontano -in honor of the composer's 100th birthday-, and Elena...

Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre

Cynical Scherzo, Jan Lauwers Prophesied armageddons generally disappoint. In his only opera, Le Grand Macabre, György Ligeti created a large, discursive world theatre in which the plain, unvarnished human condition with all its drives and weaknesses is the cause of nothing less than an impending apocalypse. Into an imaginary, corrupt land...

‘Il ritorno d’Ulisse patria’ Press Reviews

BR Klassik
Three completely different theatrical manuscripts on stage, held together in the pit by the Concentus Musicus Wien under Pablo Heras-Casado. He has already shown in previous productions that minimalism is not his thing: sonority and a joyfulness of colour reign supreme.

Pablo Heras-Casado returns to the Wiener Staatsoper

For the third year in a row, Pablo Heras-Casado returns to the Wiener Staatsoper to conduct the last opera of his Monteverdi trilogy project, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria. He will lead the Concentus Musicus Wien once again, one of the most prestigious ensembles in the world in the baroque...


[Only available in German] Ulisse ist wie L’incoronazione di Poppea ein Spätwerk Monteverdis. Wie lässt sich der Stil des Komponisten in dieser Schaffens- und Lebensphase beschreiben? PABLO HERAS-CASADO Gegen Ende seines Lebens folgt Monteverdi einem allgemeinen kulturellen Trend in Venedig und befasst sich mit breiteren, rhapsodischen Strukturen, wobei er eklektische...

Masterpieces of the 20th Century: Pablo Heras-Casado Conducts Stravinsky and Berio in Rome

Pablo Heras-Casado returns to Rome to conduct three concerts next March 9, 10, and 11 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. He will conduct the Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia in a program with masterpieces of the 20th century featuring Berio’s ‘Sinfonia’, with the award-winning vocal ensemble Theatre...

Pablo Heras-Casado celebra el centenario de El retablo de Maese Pedro, de Manuel de Falla

Este fin de semana, Pablo Heras-Casado se pondrá al frente de la Mahler Chamber Orchestra para celebrar el centenario de El retablo de Maese Pedro, ópera de Manuel de Falla,  con dos conciertos en España. El primero tendrá lugar el próximo viernes, 17 de febrero, en el Auditorio de Girona...

Pablo Heras-Casado Conducts ‘Parsifal’ in Spain

On January 26 and 27, Pablo Heras-Casado conducts for the first time the Orquesta de Extremadura to present Parsifal, Richard Wagner's last opera. Both concerts -sold out since September-, will be performed at the Palacio de Congresos de Badajoz. The first act of the concert version will be presented on...

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