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Roland Kluttig leads his orchestra through a varied 2016/2017 season

Roland Kluttig, "one of the most capable conductors that our republic has to offer" (FAZ), is entering his seventh season in Coburg. At the Landestheater he consistently follows the chosen path: in addition to brilliant interpretations of established works, the GMD always confronts his audience with daring experiments.


In addition to this consistency and the will to consistently shape the Coburg ensemble, he was already "present with widely acclaimed guest performances in Nice, Frankfurt, Mannheim (Evil Spirits by Adriana Hölszky) or most recently in the grandiose Salome in Stuttgart", as the specialist journal Opernwelt knows. In the Stuttgart Opera he also lifts onApril 12, 2017the baton to a revival of Mozart'sCosi fan tutte  with the State Orchestra and Choir there, directed by Yannis Houvardas. Before that, he tackles Beethoven's mighty Missa Solemnis in Prague: on November 7, 2016 he conducts the Prague Philharmonic and the Philharmonic Choir at the Czech Museum of Music.


Roland Kluttig also proves his versatility in opera and concerts at home, he "works out details that otherwise reach the listener unconsciously", according to the FAZ recently about the Coburg Fidelio, which premiered on September 18, 2016 celebrated. Kluttig conducted it in such a way that "Beethoven's mastery reappears." Kluttig says self-confidently about the conditions in the Upper Franconian idyll: "We people from Coburg know that with the Schlossplatz and the Landestheater we have one of the most beautiful squares and one of the most beautiful theaters in Europe." And both want to be played accordingly: So celebrates onApril 9, 2017Parsifal Premiere. The Abbass version is played with a reduced wind instrumentation - which was performed for the first time in 1920 at the Coburg Theater. Coburg has had good experiences with Wagner. The scenic collage, which will be staged again on October 15, is also highly effective: "The world has lost it..." unites works by Claude Vivier and Gustav Mahler in a captivating, meditative evening. Such coherent bridge-building also has a tradition under Roland Kluttig. Incidentally, in order to convey such projects comprehensively, the GMD itself moderates introductory events.


Also stands with the operaThe cunning little foxone of the most original creations on the repertoire by Leos Janácek, which he even called his best work. The premiere onFebruary 4, 2017represents a highlight of the Coburg season. In addition, Roland Kluttig devotes himself intensively to the symphony concerts, the number of which has even been increased from six to seven for the coming season. Because he knows self-critically: "If I were free, I would definitely drift back into a specialist field", the conductor decrees a varied program and invites exciting soloists. On September 24, 2016, “Brahms pur” will open the round with the third and fourth symphonies by the Hamburg composer. On January 16, 2017, in addition to Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony, he will also perform his fantasy based on Shakespeare, The Tempest, with the young Korean violinist Hyeyoon Park. On March 6, 2017, however, he will perform Maurice Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major with the highly talented pianist Frank Dupree.


Because 2017 is also all about Martin Luther, the state exhibition "Knights, Peasants, Lutherans" opens in May - and Roland Kluttig contributes with his Philharmonic Orchestra of the State Theater Mendelssohn's Reformation Symphony. However, he combines the evergreen with the chorale in the final movement with works by Karl Amadeus Hartmann and Frank Martin; after all, the Reformation also found its way into the 21st century. On May 8, 2017, what the opera world has already predicted will come true once again: that Roland Kluttig will lead his orchestra "to astonishing results season after season".

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