Swedish conductor Herbert Blomstedt celebrates his 90th birthday with the Staatskapelle Dresden, the legendary Saxon institution he helmed for a decade from 1975 to 1985. A specialist in the Austro-German repertoire, here he conducts Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, with Sir András Schiff as soloist, and Bruckner's Symphony No. 4, nicknamed the "Romantic."
Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Fabio Luisi – Juan Diego Flórez (Il Duca di Mantova), Zeljko Lucic (Rigoletto), Diana Damrau (Gilda) – Semperoper Dresden
Lucerne Festival in Summer 2011