Premiere, performances, concerts… although the season has only started, positive reviews and sell-outs already announce a successful season for Staatsorchester Braunschweig and their GMD Srba Dinić. They are preparing a special concert for Wolfsburg audience where they will perform Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms. The title of the concert is Leonora, after Beethoven’s overture no. 3 which will open the concert. Of the three Leonora overture compositions, this one is believed to be the most beautiful because it brings the story to the culmination and celebrates humanism and heroes. The audience will recognize the same motives coloured with more lyrical moments in Brahms’s First Symphony which is seen by many as a sequel to Beethoven’s nine symphonies, bearing in mind the deep love and respect Brahms cherished for Beethoven. The orchestra demonstrate all their qualities regularly at symphonic concerts, however it is a special event when one of the members introduces themselves as soloists. At this concert it will be Salomo Schweizer solo oboist of the orchestra. He will perform Mozart’s concert in C-major, which is very popular in the arrangement for flute due to its singableness, but in this case the concert will have a warm musical expression characteristic for Schweizer’s playing. For Srba Dinic and Staatsorchester Braunschweig this will be another opportunity to display all the qualities of joint playing and mutual support.

14th September 2018 at 20h
Scharoun Theater, Wolfsburg

CARMEN, Burgplatz


Opera houses worldwide strive to outdo each other in their new productions of Carmen, although music is the main reason audiences love going to the performances.
The new season in Braunschweig will be marked by a new Carmen production to be performed in Burgplatz. The beautiful surrounding will be an inspiration to the costume designer, set designer and opera director, while the music as the main opera quality will be the responsibility of Srba Dinic and the soloists, choir, children’s choir and the theatre orchestra. No doubt everybody will be looking forward to hearing the famous Habanera and the Toreador Song, although Srba Dinic and other musicians want the audience to appreciate the beauty of the whole opera from the beginning to the end. After the premiere, there will be nineteen performances of the opera, so both old and new Carmen lovers will have the opportunity to get a seat.

18th August, 2018, Braunschweig



Rathaus court concerts are the favourite summer events for all Hamburg residents and visitors. This is the second season of cooperation between Srba Dinic and Hamburger Symphoniker and their joint work and success is witnessed by audience in summer and winter concerts. This summer the court in front of the Rathaus will be echoing in the spirit of Prague and Bohemia. The performance of Mozart’s Prague Symphony and Smetana’s symphonic songs from My Homeland will contribute to the atmosphere. The music performed under open Hamburg sky by Srba Dinic and Hamburger Symphoniker will entwine Check history and legend so as to bring the country’s beauty and culture closer to audience.

18th July 2018 at 19h
Rathaus, Hamburg

G. Rossini: The Italian Girl in Algiers


The theatre ensemble Palacio de Bellas Artes will close yet another successful season with an opera premiere. The theatre repertoire has not presented a piece by Rossini for a long while, so the Italian Girl in Algiers will be interesting to all those wishing to hear the Italian composer who was a role model to the greats such as Verdi and Bellini. Thanks to the Italian Girl in Algiers, Rossini’s works started being performed outside Italy, so today opera lovers even as far as Mexico have the opportunity to enjoy the southern temperament close to them too. Guadalupe Paz in the title role will have a tall order with her voice section pervading the whole opera; nonetheless, Srba Dinic’s conducting will make it another authentic opera experience both for performers and audience.

8th July 2018 at 17h
10th July 2018 at 20h
12th July 2018 at 20h
15th July 2018 at 17h
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

CARLO MORELLI, International singing competition


The biggest national competition of young singers Carlo Morelli will take place in Mexico again this year. For the past 36 years young people have made great efforts to be a part of this big event and evaluate their talents, because they are aware that after the performance in the finals, they can expect a smooth sail towards a successful singing career. Famous voices from the Mexican music scene Javier Camarena, Ramon Vargas, Maria Luisa Tamez received the first affirmations of their talents from the professors who were in the jury of the competition. For many who perform in the final evening, this is an opportunity to stand for the first time in front of the orchestra and numerous audiences. The best of them will perform many more times with Srba Dinić and the theatre orchestra.

24/6/ 2018 at 17h
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City



The long lasting friendship between Ramon Vargas and Srba Dinić has brought us numerous successful premieres and concerts all around the world. On top of that in this season Vargas is celebrating 35 years of respectable musical career, thus it makes no surprise that his close friend and collaborator is to take the position at the stand and conduct at the main celebration event. Besides Dinić, Vargas will be joined by his most prominent colleagues that shared the scene with him throughout the years. The program includes arias from most famous operas that Ramon has performed, as well as other pieces that made him famous as a tenor. Together with colleagues and friends, and accompanied by the Theatre Orchestra of Palacio de Bellas Artes, Vargas will once again show why he belongs with the very best when it comes to opera scene.

23.6.2018. at 19h
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City



When soloists, chorus and Braunschweig theatre orchestra come together this is a sign that new opera premiere preparations are underway. This time they will join forces on Verdi’s most sublime orchestra piece. In his Requiem Verdi succeeded to compose a Roman Catholic mass at an unusually high artistic level. Since its premier in 1874 to date, it has been esteemed as a real pearl in the orchestra literature. With Srba Dinic, a great connoisseur of Verdi’s opus, Braunschweig theatre ensemble has become used to the style and manner of the music performance. Through this artistic event the Wolfsburg audience will be able to experience varied emotions depicting death and resurrection as two abiding motifs in spiritual art.

14th June 2018 at 20h
Scharoun Theater, Wolfsburg



To finish the series of its symphonic concerts Braunschweig Staatsorchester chose the famous symphony which moved composing bounderies in 1824. Bethoven’s Symphony No 9 is known as a monumental piece at the very pinnace of his opus. The audience will be impatiently waiting to hear the fourth movement of the sypmphony in which Bethoven introduced vocal soloist quartet and mixed chorus to round up the piece with Schiller’s verses. When listening to it we all understand why Ode to Joy accompanies all important events and ceremonies. In addition to Bethoven, the orchester will also perform Shadow of Sound, by Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino who is noted for his creation of peaceful atmosphere in which the audience can feel and hear the subtlest sounds coming from the orchestra. For Srba Dinic and well versed Braunschweig theatre ensemble this will be a pleasurable task. The Braunschweig Stadthalle is a hall with beautiful acoustics of both the softest and the most energetic sounds performed by the orchester, and with Srba Dinic’s baton they will convey the music’s most varied emotions.

10th June 2018 at 11h
11th June 2018 at 20h
Stadthalle Braunschweig

Classical Music in the Park


The Braunschweig audiences look forward to June every year when Staatsorchester organizes a grand concert in the park. This is the day when families and friends get together to enjoy classical music in the beautiful natural surroundings. This is also the day when BraunschweigStaatsorchester announces the new season, promotes classical music and interacts with the audience. The last year’s concert was a special one at which SrbaDinic introduced himself as the new GMD and broke the visitor record. This year’s program will include Prokofiev, Brahms, Gershwin, Ravel, Strauss and others. Their works together under the title The Dance of lion will make this an unforgettable and inspiring day to all present, both the orchestra and the audience, eager for the beginning of the new concert season.
3rd June 2018 at 15h
Braunschweig City Park



Songs of happiness, wine, love and suffering will fill the Palacio de Bellas Artes with the famous concert cantata Carmina Burana on the repertoire. In 1934 Karl Orf found the book Carmina Burana published in 1847. It is an illuminated manuscript, a collection of over 1000 songs in Latin, German and medieval French. He selected 24 of them and shaped them in his music which radiates with simplicity and beauty. Orf put a ballet, symphonic orchestra, a large number of percussions, two pianos, two four-voice mixed choruses, children’s chorus and soloists. It is extremely difficult to synchronise such a large number of people in the composition which lasts for more than an hour. For such work Srba Dinic has special inspiration – to present the famous 20th century German composer to Mexican audience and to convey pure emotions for which this piece has been recognized and loved by generations of music lovers all over the world.

13th May 2018 at 17h
15th May 2018 at 20h
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City