On 24 May, Omer Meir Wellber will conduct the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Red Ribbon Celebration Concert at the Burgtheater in Vienna. The gala concert, featuring Anna Netrebko, Elisabeth Kulman, Erwin Schrott, Piotr Beczala, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, René Pape and others, supports the Clinton Health Access Initiative, one of the most important global organizations fighting HIV and AIDS. Former US President Bill Clinton will be present and personally address the audience.
Moreover, completing the Verdi trilogy of the Wiener Festwochen, Omer Meir Wellber will conduct the premiere of Il Trovatore at the Theater an der Wien on 26 May. On the occasion of the composer’s 200th birthday, Wellber had been assigned to conduct Verdi’s big three operas: Rigoletto in 2011 and La Traviata in 2012. The new production of Il Trovatore is directed by film and opera director Philipp Stölzl.
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