Beginning her 2019/20 season, Kristine Opolais joins the Staatskapelle Dresden for their inaugural concert at the Semperoper and then for a performance at the George Enescu Festival. Ms. Opolais performs George Enescu’s neo-classical song cycle Sept Chansons de Clément Marot, based on a series of love poems from the writings of the sixteenth-century poet Clément Marot. Myung-Whun Chung leads the Staatskapelle Dresden.

Concerts will take place on September 2 at the Semperoper Dresden and on September 9 at the Grand Palace Hall in Bucharest. The program features Carl von Weber’s Overture to Der Freischütz, which served as a model of the overture for generations of composers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Maestro Chung also conducts Brahms’ Second Symphony for the first concert, and for the second at the Enescu Festival, he leads Brahms’ final Symphony No. 4. Brahms’ Second Symphony is considered one of the most cheerful of his mature works, composed in the picturesque village of Pörtschach am Wörthersee in the summer of 1877. Brahms’ Fourth and final symphony is the pinnacle of this Romantic-at-heart composer’s symphonic output.