James Levine conducts Strauss, Wagner, and Lincke — With Ben Heppner

Waldbühne 1999: A Romantic Opera Night

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Berliner Philharmoniker — Orchestra

Ben Heppner — Tenor

Program notes

A concert to celebrate Wagner and his most iconic successors: Richard Strauss. This lyrical concert is conducted by James Levine, who has been the music director of the Metropolitan Opera for almost 40 years!

It is one of the most appealing outdoor stages on the European continent, and the Berliner Philharmoniker settles there every year for a summer concert which gathers over 20 000 people each time. This very festive event is without any doubt one of the most important and popular rendez-vous of the classical music lovers around the world.

The vision of classical music depicted by the event – a perfect quality and a large audience – totally fits to's philosophy, and this is why we made available on our website these iconic concerts since 1999 (view the playlist Walbühne Berlin).

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