May 2015, which marks the twelfth anniversary of Luciano Berio‚Äôs passing (27 May 2003), features many events, especially for Berio‚Äôs musical theatre.
Passaggio, conceived in collaboration with Edoardo Sanguineti, is performed in the frame of Festival Acht Br√ľcken, Cologne, with soprano Julia Henning, the K√∂lner Vokalsolisten and the Ensemble intercontemporain, conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado (May 9).
Seven performances of Un re in ascolto, the ‚Äúazione musicale‚ÄĚ realized from the sodality between Berio and Italo Calvino, are scheduled at Staatstheater Kassel, with Alexander Hannemann as conductor and Paul Esterhazy as stage director (May 23-July 25).
Sinfonia is performed at the Maison de Radio France by Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, conducted by Pascal Roph√© (May 23). SOLO is performed in Munich by Christian Lindberg and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester, conducted by Zubin Mehta (June 1 and 2).
Recital for Cathy is scheduled in Ghent (June 5) and D√ľsseldorf (June 7), with Elisa Caluwaerts and the Spectra Ensemble, conducted by Mark-Andreas Schlingenspiepen.
The Sechs Fr√ľhe Lieder and F√ľnf Fr√ľhe Lieder by Mahler-Berio will be performed at Opera di Firenze featuring baritone Dietrich Henschel and the Orchestra Haydn, conducted by Arvo Volmer (June 6).
Via Luciano Berio in Milan was the venue for an open-air concert in the frame of the PianoCity festival (22-24 May 2015), an event that brought piano music to symbolic spots around Milan.
For the complete list of concerts with Berio‚Äôs music, see the Concert calendar.