CONTEMPORARY

The Old – AND the New – Sung well!

Curiosity and Interest in Contemporary Music, as well as a fascination of the New and Co-Creative pieces shows up in Christian Miedl’s Repertoire.

“Don’t get me wrong: I love singing Mozart, Wagner, Strauss, and I feel my soul expands when doing so – but since my teenage years, I’ve also been fascinated by living creative composers like Rihm, Berio, Nono. Maybe even more than the traditional repertoire, Contemporary Music needs technical perfection, and an immense amount of vocal flexibilty in expression to make it sound beautiful and easy. In addition, one sometimes gets the chance to be part of the compositorial, creative process. In the end, I’m always happy and content when I’m able to give a new piece the power and speech it deserves – like it was a long-known piece of Bach, Beethoven, Mahler.“

Mr. Miedl has had the honour of personal collaborations with some of the most important composers of the 20th and 21st century, such as Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, Luca Francesconi, Wolfgang Rihm, Ennio Morricone, Salvatore Sciarrino, Philip Glass.

He has been the lead soloist of world premieres and country premieres of some fascinating and extraordinary new works:

 

Wolfgang Rihm:

DER MALER TRÄUMT, Concertgebouw Amsterdam (Uraufführung)

 

Peter Eötvös:

ATLANTIS, Neufassung, Strasbourg Festival Musica (Uraufführung 2. Version, Festival Musica Strasbourg, Radio France)

 

Ennio Morricone:

JERUSALEM, Orchestra della RAI Torino (Uraufführung)

 

Liza Lim:

TREE OF CODES, Oper Köln (Uraufführung)

 

Luca Francesconi:

QUARTETT, Spoleto Festival USA 2017 und Malmö Opera (Skandinavische Erstaufführung)

 

Salvatore Sciarrino:

LUCI MIE TRADITRICI, Oper Frankfurt/ Cantiere Montepulciano (Italienische Erstaufführung)

 

Ivan Eröd:

SYMPHONY 3, ORESUND, Stephaniensaal Graz (Uraufführung)

 

Weitere Highlights:

 

Maurizio Kagel:

MARE NOSTRUM, Bayerische Staatsoper/ Münchener Opernfestspiele

 

Philip Glass:

SYMPHONY No V, Gewandhaus Leipzig

THE CIVIL WARS, Holland Festival

SATYAGRAHA, Oper Bonn

 

Arnold Schoenberg:

SERENADE, Mozart-Woche Salzburg und Orchestra LaVerdi Milano