Beethoven’s most famous symphony, the Ninth, symbolising unity of people and hope, filling hearts with its message of freedom and equality of all people, will be performed in the Arena in Pula by over 150 inspiring excellent musicians.
Magnificent soloists, acclaimed orchestra and chorus, and the charismatic conductor Yordan Kamdzhalov, are inviting you to this new, remarkable interpretation of the enchanting work.
The performance of this spectacular symphony brings to Pula yet another unforgettable musical experience, namely, next to the orchestra of the Ivan p. Zajc CNT Opera and a big chorus ensemble of impressive sound, there are also magnificent soloists as Kristina Kolar, Ivana Srbljan, Goran Jurić and Marko Fortunato.
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 is the last of Beethoven’s symphonies that took him almost ten years to complete. Already at the premiere in 1824 conducted by the composer himself, the audience was enraptured by this grandiose work. In order to make the joy of victory more powerful, Beethoven was the first to introduce voices into a symphony. In the final, 4th movement of the symphony, four soloists and the opera chorus sing Ode to Joy, the words of which were written by Friedrich Shiller. The underlying idea of Beethoven’s revolutionary spirit, that of of freedom and equality, is interwoven in the Ninth Symphony.
Beethoven’s Ninth is one of the best-known and most popular works of classical music in the world, thus we believe you won’t regret visiting the Arena in Pula, attending the Summer Classics programme in the July of 2018.