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At the eleventh Budapest Wagner Festival, Adam Fischer and the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra together with outstanding soloists presented highly acclaiemd performances oft the "Ring cycle“ and "Parsifal“. Fischer, Founder and Artistic Director of the Festival, and the Hungarian Radio Symphony have been invited by the Ravello Festival to concduct the operning concert on July 1st at the Villa Rufolo, the place that gave inspiration to Richard Wagner for the second act of his "Parsifal“.

Excerpts from Wagner operas were on the concert programme – the first act of "Walküre“ and the final scene of "Siegfried“ with the soloists Elisabet Strid, Daniel Brenna and Sebastian Pilgrim.


Adam Fischer is a strong supporter of human rights. The Principal Conductor of the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker has initiated a Human Rights Prize to be awarded annually by the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf at a special Human Rights Concert. „Médecins sans Frontières" received the first award in 2016.

This year, Adam Fischer has chosen the community and the people of Lesbos to win the Human Rights Award honouring them for their humane and courageous work for refugees.

Stavros Myrogiannis, director of the refugee camp „Cara Tepe“, received the prize at a ceremony preceding the Human Rights concert on April 23, in which Adam Fischer and the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker performed Beethoven´s  9th Symphony.

„Kara Tepe is a sign of hope in Europe with its increasingly negative attitude against people who have to leave their homes because of war, hunger and religious or political repression“ said Adam Fischer.

 


Beethoven´s Symphony No 7 was the centrepiece of the last concert of Adam Fischer and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Their outstanding interpretation received enthusiastic applause from the audience at the Royal Festival Hall.

Read the excellent reviews:

 

„An inspired and inspiring performance from start to finish“ (Backtrack)

“Convincing choice of tempo, clear inner detail, subtleties abounded” (Classicalsource)


Adam Fischer made his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper, where his very first engagement was as répétiteur  in 1973, with Verdi´s "Otello"in 1980.

Since then he has conducted almost 350 performances in Vienna with a repertoire including 26 different operas.

Following the performance of "Don Giovanni" on January 26th honorary membership of the Wiener Staatsoper was publicly conferred upon him by Director Dominique Meyer.

To enthusiastic applause of the ensemble and the public, Adam Fischer accepted the document and the ring of honour.

 

 

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