New Year’s concert from the La Fenice Theater
The English conductor Daniel Harding is the protagonist of the now traditional New Year’s Concert from the Fenice in Venice. Born in 1975 in Oxford, Harding began his career at a very young age as assistant first to Sir Simon Rattle at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and then to Claudio Abbado at the Berliner Philharmoniker. He has held positions at the Orchester de Paris, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, but has been a guest of all the most prestigious musical institutions in the world, from the Berliner and Wiener Philharmoniker to the Festival in Salzburg, at the Teatro alla Scala. With the Orchestra della Fenice and the solo voices of soprano Rosa Feola and tenor Xabier Anduaga, Harding offers a choice of pieces by great Italian and European opera players, from Mozart to Donizetti and Mascagni, passing through Gounod and Offennbach. Of course, Giuseppe Verdi cannot be missing, with pages from works such as Nabucco, Rigoletto and Trovatore, and with the famous toast from La traviata, which concludes the concert program in a festive way. The television direction is curated by Fabrizio Guttuso.