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musicAeterna choir

The musicAeterna choir was founded by Teodor Currentzis in 2004 in Novosibirsk. From 2011 to 2019, the collective was part of the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre troupe. In 2018, the choir became a laureate of the Opera Awards.

The singers’ repertoire includes musical works by European and Russian composers of the 11th – 21st centuries. In Perm, the musicAeterna choir took part in premieres of operas by Mozart, Purcell, Offenbach, Borodin, Verdi and Puccini, as well as world premieres of specifically commissioned scores: Kourliandski’s “Nosferatu”, Hersant’s “Tristia” and Syumak’s “Cantos”. In Saint Petersburg, the choir collaborates with musicAeterna resident composers: Alexey Retinsky and Andreas Moustoukis.

The choir has had an exclusive contract with Sony Classical since 2012. Releases include the Mozart–Da Ponte trilogy, Stravinsky’s “Les Noces”, and a video recording of Purcell’s “Indian Queen” directed by Peter Sellars. The recordings have won numerous awards, including Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, ECHO Klassik’s “Recording of the Year” and Opernwelt.

The musicAeterna choir collaborates with guest conductors such as Vincent Dumestre, Andres Mustonen, Paul Hillier and others. The ensemble has performed at the world’s leading stages all the way from Lisbon to Moscow and from Athens to Hamburg. The singers make frequent appearances at festivals in Salzburg and Aix-en-Provence. In 2019, the musicAeterna choir made its US debut with a performance of Verdi’s “Requiem” at The Shed (New York).

Chorus Master
Vitaly Polonsky

Vitaly Polonsky is principal chorus master of the musicAeterna Choir. A graduate of the Glinka Conservatory in Novosibirsk, he has been working with Teodor Currentzis since 2003.

musicAeterna choir events

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Chorus “Alzai le flebili voci al Signor”: No. 1 from the cantata “Davide penitente”, K. 469 (1785)

Symphony No. 40, K. 550 (1788),

Maurerische Trauermusik (“Masonic Funeral Music”), K. 477 (1785)

Symphony No. 41, K. 551, “Jupiter” (1788)

Recitative and Aria of Donna Anna “Non mi dir”: No. 23 from Act II, Scene V of the opera “Don Giovanni”, K. 527 (1787)

 

Performers:

Nadezhda Pavlova, soprano
musicAeterna Choir and Orchestra
Conductor – Teodor Currentzis

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Chorus “Alzai le flebili voci al Signor”: No. 1 from the cantata “Davide penitente”, K. 469 (1785)

Symphony No. 40, K. 550 (1788),

Maurerische Trauermusik (“Masonic Funeral Music”), K. 477 (1785)

Symphony No. 41, K. 551, “Jupiter” (1788)

Recitative and Aria of Donna Anna “Non mi dir”: No. 23 from Act II, Scene V of the opera “Don Giovanni”, K. 527 (1787)

 

Performers:

Nadezhda Pavlova, soprano
musicAeterna Choir and Orchestra
Conductor – Teodor Currentzis

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Chorus “Alzai le flebili voci al Signor”: No. 1 from the cantata “Davide penitente”, K. 469 (1785)

Symphony No. 40, K. 550 (1788),

Maurerische Trauermusik (“Masonic Funeral Music”), K. 477 (1785)

Symphony No. 41, K. 551, “Jupiter” (1788)

Recitative and Aria of Donna Anna “Non mi dir”: No. 23 from Act II, Scene V of the opera “Don Giovanni”, K. 527 (1787)

 

Performers:

Nadezhda Pavlova, soprano
musicAeterna Choir and Orchestra
Conductor – Teodor Currentzis

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Chorus “Alzai le flebili voci al Signor”: No. 1 from the cantata “Davide penitente”, K. 469 (1785)

Symphony No. 40, K. 550 (1788),

Maurerische Trauermusik (“Masonic Funeral Music”), K. 477 (1785)

Symphony No. 41, K. 551, “Jupiter” (1788)

Recitative and Aria of Donna Anna “Non mi dir”: No. 23 from Act II, Scene V of the opera “Don Giovanni”, K. 527 (1787)

 

Performers:

Nadezhda Pavlova, soprano
musicAeterna Choir and Orchestra
Conductor – Teodor Currentzis

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An event of Diaghilev+

Josquin des Prez (ca. 1450/55 — 1521)
Gaude virgo mater Christi

Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548 — 1611)
Alma Redemptoris mater a 8 voci, antiphon (before 1581)

Adrian Willaert (ca. 1490 — 1562)
Ave regina coelorum

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 — 1750)
Ich lasse dich nicht, motet BWV 1164 (1712, 1735)

Knut Nystedt (1915 — 2014)
Immortal Bach (1988)

Alfred Schnittke (1934 — 1998)
Three Sacred Hymns (1984)

  1. Our Father
  2. Lord Jesus Christ

III. Hail Mary, Full of Grace

Nicolas Gombert (ca. 1495 — ca. 1560)
Lugebat David Absalon, motet (undated)

Antonio Lotti (1667 — 1740)
Crucifixus a 8 voci from Credo in F Major (before 1717)

Andreas Moustoukis (b. 1971)
The Liturgy of St. Leontius, Part III (2021)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 — 1847)
Warum toben die Heiden, psalm No. 2 from the cycle “Three Psalms for Soloists and Choir”, Op. 78 (1844)

Francis Poulenc (1899 — 1963)
O magnum mysterium

 

musicAeterna Choir
Chief Choirmaster and Conductor – Vitaly Polonsky

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An event of Diaghilev+

Carl Orff (1895 – 1982)
Opera De temporum fine comoedia (1973)

Director — Anna Guseva
Production Designer — Yulia Orlova
Choreographer — Anastasia Peshkova
Costume Designer — Sergey Illarionov
Lighting designer — Ivan Vinogradov
Video Design — 2BLCK
General Producer — Ekaterina Arsenyeva

Music Director and Conductor: Teodor Currentzis
Performed by the musicAeterna Choir and Orchestra, guest soloists, and performers

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An event of Diaghilev+

Carl Orff (1895 – 1982)
Opera De temporum fine comoedia (1973)

Director — Anna Guseva
Production Designer — Yulia Orlova
Choreographer — Anastasia Peshkova
Costume Designer — Sergey Illarionov
Lighting designer — Ivan Vinogradov
Video Design — 2BLCK
General Producer — Ekaterina Arsenyeva

Music Director and Conductor: Teodor Currentzis
Performed by the musicAeterna Choir and Orchestra, guest soloists, and performers

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Chorus “Alzai le flebili voci al Signor”: No. 1 from the cantata “Davide penitente”, K. 469 (1785)

Symphony No. 40, K. 550 (1788),

Maurerische Trauermusik (“Masonic Funeral Music”), K. 477 (1785)

Symphony No. 41, K. 551, “Jupiter” (1788)

Recitative and Aria of Donna Anna “Non mi dir”: No. 23 from Act II, Scene V of the opera “Don Giovanni”, K. 527 (1787)

 

Performers:

Nadezhda Pavlova, soprano
musicAeterna Choir and Orchestra
Conductor – Teodor Currentzis

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Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)

Overture to the opera Parsifal (1882)
Overture to the opera Tannhäuser (1843 – 1845)
Vorspiel und Liebestod from the opera Tristan und Isolde (1857 – 1859)
Overture to the opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868)
Overture to the opera Lohengrin (1845 – 1848)

 

musicAeterna Orchestra
Conductor Teodor Currentzis