Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. What better way to end the Königliche Kapelle’s season? Felix Weingartner intended to leave last year, and there are rumors it will really happen this time. (He does, replacing Mahler at the Vienna Hofoper.) Weingartner’s first year with this ensemble was back in 1891. He is a beloved conductor here in Berlin. To open the concert, a tribute to the recently deceased Ludwig Thuille with a performance of his Romantische Ouverture, Op. 16. Then Mozart’s G minor Symphony before the Ninth.
The Lortzing Theater presents Der Freischütz this evening; at the Deutsch-Amerikanisches: Mamsell Ritouche, and of course Die Lustige Witwe at the Theater des Westens. Tosca is at the Komische Oper. This picture from the production shows the tiny stage Hans Gregor worked with.