Saturday| 24. June | 15:00
Kongresshaus | Festsaal Werdenfels
Ks. Brigitte Fassbaender | Welcome
Julia Moorman | Sopran
Tae Hwan Yun | Tenor
Runner-up sponsor prize of the Richard-Strauss-Gesangswettbewerbs 2017
Awarding Ks. Gundula Janowitz with the Ehrenplakette Richard Strauss
For the very last time, Brigitte Fassbaender will open the Richard Strauss Festival. Since she assumed the artistic direction in 2009, the Festival has grown in reputation to be considered one of the highlights of the Bavarian cultural scene. And one can sense yet again her handwriting in the programming, where illustrious artists gather to celebrate the great composer Richard Strauss and his immortal music.
The musical contribution for the opening ceremony comes from the winners of the Richard Strauss Society’s competition. The awarding of the Strauss Medal to Gundula Janowitz will be a crowning point of the ceremony.