Carmina Burana, Carl Orff's most famous work, celebrates life, love, dancing, drinking and hedonism - but always with an eye on the designs of fate. Based on 24 mediaeval Latin poems whose carefree spirit contrasts vividly with the traditional concepts of life and death in the Middle Ages, this sweeping and powerful cantata for large-scale chorus, orchestra and soloists was a huge success at its premiere in 1937. Its worldwide popularity since then has made it a firm favourite with among singers and audiences alike. It will be accompanied by the 9th Symphony by Beethoven with his immortal “Ode to Joy”.
The State Symphony Orchestra and Choir of the Rostov Opera House, consecrated as one of the most outstanding institutions of his country, has developed over the years an intense local and international activity, performing in the main venues in Spain and Europe, with a vast and diverse repertoire.
State Symphony Orchestra and Choir of the Rostov Opera House
Conductor, Andrei Ivanov