Mozart and Mattila
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Karita Mattila, soprano
Schoenberg — Chamber Symphony No. 2
Beethoven — Ah! perfido
Lehár — “Meine Lippen sie küssen so heiss” from Giuditta
Lehár — “Vilja Lied” from The Merry Widow
Mozart — Symphony No. 36
Prelude at 7pm
“Mattila is unquestionably glorious … that engulfing sound still hits you in the solar plexus.”
This performance is part of Artis—Naples’ 2017-18 season theme, Languages of Art.
Tickets start at $29
The lyric beauty of her singing and innate sense of theatre have set Karita Mattila apart as one of the most sought-after dramatic sopranos in the world today.
In demand by every major opera house and festival, Mattila performs with the world’s greatest conductors, including James Levine; Colin Davis; Christoph von Dohnányi; Bernard Haitink; Antonio Pappano; Simon Rattle and Esa-Pekka Salonen. She has also enjoyed outstanding collaborations with major stage directors: Luc Bondy in his highly acclaimed Don Carlos, which she performed in Paris, London and at the Edinburgh International Festival; Lev Dodin in his productions of Elektra for the Salzburg Easter Festival and Pique Dame and Salome at Opéra national de Paris; Peter Stein for his Simon Boccanegra in Salzburg and Don Giovanni in Chicago; and Jürgen Flimm for his Fidelio at the Metropolitan Opera.
Other critically acclaimed roles include Kostelnička (Jenůfa) with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and with San Francisco Opera under Jiří Bĕlohlávek; Sieglinde (Die Walküre) for Houston Grand Opera; Marie (Wozzeck) and the title role in Ariadne auf Naxos for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Emilia Marty in Janáček’s Věc Makropulos for the Metropolitan Opera, the Finnish National Opera and at the BBC Proms.
Chief conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra since August 2013, Hannu Lintu previously held the positions of artistic director and chief conductor of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, principal guest conductor with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and artistic director of the Helsingborg Symphony and Turku Philharmonic orchestras.
Highlights of Lintu’s 2016-17 season included appearances with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester and Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia and in North America with the St. Louis, Toronto, Baltimore and Detroit symphony orchestras. Recent engagements have included the Cleveland and Gulbenkian orchestras, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi and the BBC Scottish Symphony, Iceland Symphony and Seoul Philharmonic orchestras. In 2015, he conducted a complete cycle of Sibelius’ symphonies in Tokyo with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the New Japan Philharmonic. Lintu toured Austria in January 2016 with violinist Leila Josefowicz and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra.