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Monteverdi's "Zefiro torna" with the cornet player Jean Tubéry and the Ensemble La Fenice 
Concert film from the Music Salon Weissenbrunn

»Who rides so late through the night and wind?« … This is the first line of one of the most famous German poems. Even 240 years later, it still captures our imagination. Johann Friedrich Reichardt, a composer Goethe rated very highly, created an impressive setting to music of this ballad. Whenever the Erlking appears, even today’s listeners shudder with horror, enhanced by the dramatic talent of Greek soprano, Fanie Antonelou. A touching climax to a concert film which is all about the genius of Goethe.

Recorded in November 2020 in the context of the Artist-in-Residence Programme,
With support from the Schloss Weißenbrunn Foundation in co-operation with CLOSER by culiner creative circle.

CD RELEASE "AFFINITIES" - DEBUT RECORDING of Greek and German art songs - with Fanie Antonelou and Kerstin Mörk
by BIS Records.  We are excited !


"Antonelou does vary her vocal color considerably. She pays close aftention to text and mood, singing with a real personality.

Kerstin Mörk is more than an accompanist; she is a true collaborative pianist who delves into the spirit of the music. BIS's recorded sound is very natural and well balanced between singer and piano. Fine program notes by Yannis Samprovalakis, along with complete texts and translations in Greek, Cerman, and English complete a highly recommendable project."

FANFARE May/June 2020

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Upcoming concerts

New year's concert

Texts by and about Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Music by Heinrich Schütz, Hugo Distler, and

Johann Sebastian Bach

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906 - 1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian and anti-Nazi dissident who was a key founding member of the Confessing Church. His writings on Christianity's role in the secular world have become widely influential. His 1937 book "The Cost of Discipleship" is described as a modern classic. Apart from his theological writings, Bonhoeffer was known for his staunch resistance to the Nazi dictatorship, including vocal opposition to Hitler. He was arrested in April 1943 by the Gestapo and imprisoned at Tegel prison for one and a half years. Later, he was transferred to Flossenbürg concentration camp.

Bonhoeffer was a burning music lover, he played the piano and loved Bach's music, as well as the early music such Heinrich Schütz's.

Fanie Antonelou, soprano
Mathias Neundorf, violine
Tobias Horn, organ
Rudolf Guckelsberger (SWR), texts and reading
programme concept, KMD Prof. Helmut Wolf

Sunday, 22nd January 2023  - 19:00 

Stadtkirche Besigheim




G. Fr. Handel, Messiah 

HWV 56
20 years
solistenensemble stimmkunst

Solistenensemble stimmkunst
Stiftsbarock Stuttgart

Kay Johannsen, conductor

Friday 3rd February 2023 - 19:00
Stiftskirche Stuttgart

for tickets at the Stiftskirche (Monday to Saturday 10–13 o'cl),

or at StuttgartKonzert:  

The Messiah 3.2.23 | StuttgartKonzert



J. S. Bach, St John Passion

BWV 245

Evangelist, Moritz Kallenberg
Jesus, Shigeo Ishino
Peter/Pilate, Andreas Wolf
Follower of Jesus / soprano, Fanie Antonelou
Follower of Jesus / alto, Alexandra Urquiola
Follower of Jesus / tenor, Charles Sy
Follower of Jesus / baritone, Johannes Kammler
maid, Jesu's accuser / soprano, Kyriaki Sirlantzi
Jesu's accuser / alto, Linsey Coppens
servant, Jesu's accuser / tenor, NN
Jesu's accuser / bass, Andrew Bogard
bass, Michael Nagl
Staatsopernchor Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart

Musical direction, Diego Fasolis
direction & stage design, Ulrich Rasche
Costumes, Sara Schwartz & Romy Springsguth
choreography, Toni Jessen
video, Florian Seufert
light, Gerrit Jurda
chorus master, Manuel Pujol
dramaturgy, Franz-Erdmann Meyer-Herder

Premiere on Sunday 2nd April 2023, further shows on

7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 20th, 22nd, 25th, and 29th April 2023

Stuttgart Opera House

for more information and tickets:

St John Passion, by Johann Sebastian Bach - 02.04.2023, | Staatsoper Stuttgart (

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