Albrecht, Marc

2017-09-25 00:00:00

Marc Albrecht is one of the most interesting conductors on the current opera and concert scene. A man who goes his own way and has thus concentrated primarily on his posts as Chief Conductor of the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, Europe’s Opera House of the Year for 2016, and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra/Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. What little time remains he devotes to selected guest conducting engagements; during the 2016/17 season he appears at the Zurich Opera, the Theater an der Wien and La Scala in Milan. Although he is in great demand internationally as a conductor of late Romantic German and Austrian repertoire ranging from Wagner to Strauss to Zemlinsky, Schreker and Korngold, he convincingly and successfully covers the entire spectrum from Mozart to contemporary music. “This Beethoven sounded thrilling, evocative and exciting,” according to a review from Vienna in 2014, for example. Die Welt critic Manuel Brug called Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh, which Albrecht conducted in 2012, “an exemplary operatic evening.” Otto Paul Burkhardt said of Berg’s Lulu: “Marc Albrecht makes the music surge, flow, swing as though in a dance club, sparkle seductively and luxuriate in extra-large format à la Wagner: twelve-tone music as a sensuous listening experience.”

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