C. Orff: Carmina Burana

Opening of the 65th Ljubljana Festivala

27. June 2017, 21.30
Congress Square
49, 29, 19, 9€

La Fura Dels Baus

Carlus Padrissa, director

Slovenian Philharmonic orchestra

Slovenian choirs

Josep Vicent, conductor

Soloists: Amparo Navarro, soprano, Luca Espinosa, soprano and actress, Jordi Domènech, countertenor, Antoni Marsol, baritone


Following the inspiring performance of the composition on 8 June 1937, the author wrote to the publisher: “Everything I have written to date, and which you have, unfortunately, printed, can be destroyed. With Carmina Burana, my collected works begin.”

The cantata, actually intended for a scenic performance, consists of 24 songs and is composed for an orchestra, choir and three soloists. The majority of the texts date to the 11th and 12th centuries and are in Medieval Latin, Middle High German and Old French. It presents a wide range of themes: happiness, prosperity, the transience of life, spring, pleasures, and the dangers of drink, gambling, gluttony and lust.

Advance sales for Ljubljana Festival Club Members discounted 20% until 31 May 2017. Until the opening of the Križanke Box Office (1 March 2017), you can claim  your discounts on the website or at the Eventim sale point (Celovška cesta 25). 40% discounts for students can be claimed  only at the Eventim sale point – Celovška cesta 25.  Discounts cannot be combined and do not apply on the day of the performance. 

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