Dvorák Requiem with Marcus Bosch
- St.-Nikolai-Church An der Nikolaikirche 1 18055 Rostock (map)
Dvorák Requiem with Marcus Bosch
Requiem op. 89
Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock
The formation of the Municipal and Theatre Orchestra Rostock in 1897 lay the foundations of the orchestra that is today the largest in the state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. It offers a broad variety of concerts, such as philharmonic concerts, “Classic Light” concerts and other orchestra concerts, special concerts for a younger audience and various formats to make young people familiar with classical music. The Norddeutsche Philharmonie has played in a large number of cities both in and outside Germany and has recorded film music as a member of the European FilmPhilharmonic Institute.
The conductor Marcus Bosch, ‘one of the most exciting conductors of his generation’ (SWR), professor of conducting at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, was chief musical director in Aachen from 2002 to 2012 and at the Staatstheater Nürnberg from 2012 until 2018. He has conducted more than 100 orchestras in Europe, Asia, and America, among them numerous broadcast orchestras and other leading orchestras. He has also made guest appearances as a opera conductor at renowned opera houses. Under his direction since 2010, the Opernfestspiele Heidenheim have joined the ranks of the international music festivals.
Michaela Maria Mayer
Michaela Maria Mayer has made a name for herself above all with her portraits of Zdenka, Susanna, and Eva. From 2011 – 2018 the lyric soprano was engaged at the Staatstheater Nürnberg where she sang herself into the hearts of the audience. After her studies in Nürnberg and Hannover, she was engaged in Wuppertal and Aachen, where she was repeatedly nominated as up-and-coming singer of the year. She guested at the Staatstheater Stuttgart, the Komische Oper Berlin, the Nationaltheater Mannheim, at the international Händelfestspielen Göttingen, at the Luzerner Theater and the Staatstheater Schwerin among others as well as regularly at the Opernfestspiele Heienheim. She has worked together with many renowned conductors.
The Japanese mezzosoprano Takako Onodera studied in Tokyo as well as in Mannheim and Detmold. Master classes with Ruth Ziesack, Ulrich Eisenlohr, Rudolf Piernay, and Christa Ludwig expanded her training. Her international concert career commenced with her winning the second prize of the international song competition of the Japanese Schubert society. Her career has taken her to Europe, Israel, and the USA, including as a member of the “Bach Collegium Japan”. As an opera singer she has appeared at Schloss Rheinsberg and at the Staatstheater Braunschweig as well as at the Volkstheater Rostock, where she was a cast member from 2010 to 2014.
Tilman Lichdi has established himself a renowned concert and song artist. He often appears as the Evangelist in Bach’s oratorios and passions, including some ambitious CD-productions. He sang concerts in Europe, the USA, Australia, South America, and Asia, several of them with renowned conductors. From 2005 – 2013 he was a cast member at the Staatstheater Nürnberg. Having grown up in Heilbronn, he studied trumpet in Mannheim and then moved to Würzburg for his vocal studies, which he passed with distinction. Tilman Lichdi was awarded the Bayerischen Kunstförderpreis 2012.
The Briton Simon Bailey studied in Cambridgemand at the Royal Nothern College before being accepted into the Scala academy in Milan where he won the first prize in 1999. In 2004 he won the first prize of the Musica Sacra competition in Rome. Simon Baileyhad significant roles with the Frankfurt opera (2002 – 2015) and guest appearances at the Teatro alla Scala Milan, the Theater an der Wien, the Staatstheater Stuttgart, in Wiesbaden, at the Vlaamse Opera Antwerpen, the Opéra de Lille, and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Today, he is in demand internationally as a concert singer and has appeared on CD recordings for Naxos Records.
Vocapella e. V. was founded as a choir and orchestra by Marcus Bosch in 1990 in Heidenheim an der Brenz. The choir brings together committed amateurs, music students and professional singers from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Their programmes are developed on a project basis. Together with the symphony orchestra Aachen, the choir has recorded the Mozart Requiem, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, the Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi, the Coronation Mass for the Mozart year, Brahms’ “A German Requiem” as well as Liszt’s Oratorio, among other works.