Even if you are not a big operetta fan, the titles Die Fledermaus, Die lustige Witwe and Die Csárdásfürstin might be familiar to you. Do you also know the operetta composers? They are Strauss, Lehár and Kálmán. Together with another colleague – Offenbach – these operetta composers are responsible for the core operetta repertoire.
© Spiros Katopodis
Jonathan Stark – Conductor
German Precision. Viennese Charm.
In his interpretations, the German conductor Jonathan Stark combines historically informed style competence with technical precision. As winner of the Athens International Conducting Competition 2019, he will make his debut with the Athens Philharmonia Orchestra and the Volksoper Wien in the 2020/21 season.
Jonathan Stark conducted contemporary ensemble works at the Vienna Musikverein and at the Wien Modern Festival. His work in the orchestra pit began in 2018 with Johann Strauss’ operetta “A Night in Venice”, followed by assistances at the Schlossfestspiele Langenlois and at the Volksoper Wien.
Jonathan Stark completed his conducting training in Vienna with Andreas Stoehr and supplemented it with master classes with Jorma Panula and Michalis Economou.
In August 2020, Jonathan Stark launched the StarkConductor Blog, where he has since been blogging about various aspects of classical music and engaging with audiences.
Béla Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic, Jonathan Stark
With the Slovenska Filharmonija, Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, has a valuable cultural asset. Not only does this orchestra look back on a very long history, but it is also characterized by a special sound culture and high responsiveness. In the following I will go into the history of the Slovenska Filharmonija as well as my personal connection to this orchestra.
Lortzing, Zar und Zimmermann
31 March, 08 April 2021
Athens Philharmonia Orchestra