In the coming weeks, Daniel Barenboim appears onstage as pianist and conductor, beginning May 23 at the Semperoper Dresden as he and the Staatskapelle Berlin continue their tour. The Staatskapelle Berlin Music Director leads a program comprising Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben and Wagner’s Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and the Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde. Last week, Barenboim led the Staatskapelle in the orchestra’s first performance in Armenia.
On May 25, Daniel Barenboim joins tenor Rolando Villazón for a vocal recital at the Teatro alla Scala. The La Scala Music Director and Mexican tenor perform Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Manuel de Falla’s Siete Canciones populares españolas, and selections from Giuseppe Verdi’s Sei Romanze and from Fernando Obradors’s Canciones clásicas españolas.
On May 27 and 28, Barenboim gives solo piano recitals at the Klavier Festival Ruhr and Alte Oper in Frankfurt, respectively, where he presents an all-Schubert program comprising the composer’s Piano Sonatas in E-Flat D568, A Minor D784, and D Major D580.