‘When the good God calls me to him and asks “What did you do with the talents I gave you?”, I shall show him the score of my Te Deum, and then he will judge me mercifully.’ Bruckners Te Deum, ‘the pride of my life’, is a work conceived on a grand scale ‘for chorus, soloists and orchestra, with ad libitum organ’. In his personal copy of the score, Gustav Mahler crossed out this last direction and, with a dash of humour, replaced it with ‘for angels’ tongues, God-seekers, tormented hearts and souls cleansed by fire’. Bruckner’s ecstatic eulogy to God has a worthy match in the rarely performed Second Symphony, an extremely complex work of great depth and thematic wealth, which he himself nonetheless considered to be the most easily accessible to audiences and in which he achieved his ‘epic breadth’ for the first time. Hartmut Haenchen marks a new milestone in La Monnaie’s Bruckner cycle.
1 hour 45 minutes (with interval)
Cat 1 - € 59 / Cat 2 - € 39
Cat 3 - € 29 / Cat 4 - € 10
Pre-performance talk 30' before the start of the performance
One free ticket for a young person under 18 years old per ticket sold.
Chorus masterMARTINO FAGGIANI
SopranoTINEKE VAN INGELGEM
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
MM Academy led by Benoît Giaux
Octopus led by Bart Van Reyn
ProductionDE MUNT / LA MONNAIE
Co-presentationBOZAR MUSICWith the support of NATIONALE LOTERIJ / LOTERIE NATIONALE
With the support of THE BELGIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S TAX SHELTER, IN COOPERATION WITH PROSPERO MM PRODUCTIONS SA/NV AND TAXSHELTER.BE, POWERED BY ING