Samuel Mariño lachend mit geschlossenen Augen, roter Hintergrund - bei der Styriarte 2021
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Soprano Samuel Mariño


The Venezuelan soprano Porträt Samuel Mariño, Sopran Samuel Mariño brilliantly masters arias by Mozart and Beethoven when Dirigent Michael Hofstetter in bester Laune Michael Hofstetter on the podium invites us to a buoyant New Year’s concert.


Energy Boost and Primadonna Arias

For those who wish to start the new year with a swing, Michael Hofstetter is the very thing: first the Figaro Overture and Schubert’s stirring Third – an energy boost a week after New Year. Between these two works Samuel Mariño performs a veritable feat: Mozart and Beethoven arias, written for prima donnas of the time, which the male soprano with the crystal-clear voice brings off with ease.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture and Arias from "The Marriage of Figaro" (Voi che sapete etc.) 
Ludwig van Beethoven: Ah perfido! 
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D major   


20 minutes before the beginning of each performance, Intendant Mathis Huber will tell you the story of the evening.


Prices: EUR 79 / 66 / 52 / 37 / 23 
Discounts: U27 - 50% off for all younger than 27

Samuel Mariño


The contemporary music world experiences this unique vocal phenomenon as a sensation similar to the way Handel's contemporaries once experienced the vocal artistry of the famous castrati. The young Venezuelan, who has retained his natural soprano voice and is artistically mentored by none other than Barbara Bonney, is already in the midst of a world career.

Recreation - Das Orchester


Recreation is special in many ways: consisting of musicians whose nationalities range from Japan to Venezuela, most of the members received part of their training in Graz. After its formation in 2002, the collective played unique halls such as the Alte Oper Frankfurt and worked with outstanding conductors.

Michael Hofstetter


The Munich-born conductor, born in 1961, has been a very close friend of Styriarte since his highly acclaimed work as chief conductor of the Recreation Orchestra (2012 - 2016). His excellence in the historical practice of baroque and classical music as well as his inspiring enthusiasm on the podium are in demand on the world's great concert and opera stages.