On 20 May 2022, Kent Nagano conducts Dresdener Philharmonie at Frauenkirche as part of Dresden Music Festival 2022 . The programme includes Hosokawa ‘Stilles Meer’, Ives ‘The Unanswered Question’ as well as Bruckner Symphony No. 6. More information about the concert can be found here.
On 30 April 2022, Kent Nagano and Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg open the Hamburg International Music Festival with Mahler Symphony No. 3 in D Minor at the Elbphilharmonie. The concert will be performed again on 02 May 2022. Further information about the performances can be found here.
On Sunday 24 April 2022 Kent Nagano conducts the premiere of a new production, by Kornél Mundruczó, of Wagner’s Tannhauser at Staatsoper Hamburg, with ten additional performances across this and next season. The stellar cast includes Klaus Florian Vogt in the title role, Christoph Pohl as Wolfram von Eschenbach, Jennifer Holloway as Elisabeth, Tanja [...]
On 20 March at 16:00, Kent Nagano will discuss his book ’10 Lessons of my Life’, published in September 2021 at lit.Cologne 2022. Hosted by Claudia Dichter, Nagano will delve into significant events in his life that influence him beyond his artistic path, including encounters with Leonard Bernstein and pop musician Björk. The event will [...]
On 25 February 2022, Staatsoper Hamburg released the season opening production Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach on DVD. The new production by Daniele Finzi Pasca under the musical direction of Kent Nagano was performed on the main stage on 4 September 2021 and was recorded with EuroArts in co-production with ZDF and NHK, with collaboration [...]
On 9 March 2022, Kent Nagano conducts the premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s A Quiet Place with Opéra national de Paris at Palais Garnier in a new production by Krzysztof Warlikowski. Following the opening night, performance will run until 30 March. This marks a return for Nagano to Opéra national de Paris, where he previously conducted Wozzeck, Elektra, Dialogues [...]
After a festive year 2021 in Kent Nagano’s life, with his 70th birthday and the publication of the 3 CD box set with works by Olivier Messiaen on the BR Klassik Label as well as his German book “10 Lessons of my Life – Was wirklich zählt” by Berlin Verlag, he will be in Hamburg [...]
On 5 and 6 December, Kent Nagano will conduct works by Pärt, Stravinsky and Schumann at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Arvo Pärt is one of the most important composers of our time. In the 4th Philharmonic Concert this weekend, two works by the 86-year-old Estonian artist will be on the program: In addition to “Fratres,” [...]
Today conductor Kent Nagano celebrates his 70th birthday – duly celebrated by previous companions, musicians, colleagues and many others. We wish him a very happy birthday!
On Thursday, 18 November 2021, Kent Nagano, together with the musicians of Concerto Köln and singers, will present Wagner’s Das Rheingold in concert at the Kölner Philharmonie. This concert was created as part of the scientific-artistic project Wagner Readings, which has been working on Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen in historically informed performance [...]