Paul van Dyk Meets Verdi

Paul van Dyk to perform the music of Giuseppe Verdi as part of his show at the 2013 Bavarian Opera Festival at the Munich National Theatre, 27th July 2013.

Paul van Dyk Meets Verdi Photo by Christoph Köstlin
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As one of the most talked about concerts of this year’s internationally renowned Bavarian Opera Festival, EDM trailblazer Paul van Dyk prepares to cross another musical gulf. In the grand surrounds of the Munich National Theatre, as part of theshow, he will electronically reinterpret some of the most celebrated works of Giuseppe Verdi, one of the most revered operatic composers of all time. Additionally, van Dyk will also be showcasing music from his highly anticipated seventh artist album ‘The Politics of Dancing 3’.

Hot off the back of his We Are One Festival last weekend, Paul van Dyk is set to continue his extraordinary summer of staging boundary defying musical events in astounding surrounds. Stepping off the We Are One stage, in the historic renaissance setting of Berlin’s Zitadelle Spandau, the electronic music supremo gave more details of his next bold step…

“When I decided that merging electronic music with the operatic realm was a concept I wanted to pursue”, says Paul van Dyk, “there was one composer who I was instinctively certain would be ripe for reinterpretation. One that I knew would easily sustain the substantial transitional leap required. Verdi’s music is a wonderful mix of melodrama and actual drama, driven by real emotion – all elements I seek to put into my music. I anticipate this recital will be a once in a lifetime experience – the only time that Verdi’s music and my own will share the same set-list. I’m looking forward to the challenge of it immensely. I hope to see as many forward-thinking dance music fans as opera devotees there!”

Backed by sopranos and mezzo-sopranos Iulia Maria Dan, Ekaterina Gubanova and Nadja Michael from the Bayerische Staatsoper and the theatre’s own Bayerisches Staatsorchester instrumentation section, van Dyk will mix and perform selected works from both his own and Giuseppe Verdi’s repertoires. The show will also star Electronic Music sensation and prominent ‘The Politics of Dancing 3’ vocalist, Christian Burns. In the Munich National Theatre, in typically audacious and pioneering fashion, he will span the divide between the musical worlds of the 19th and the 21st centuries. 

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