Born in Buenos Aires in 1942, Daniel Barenboim has been General Music Director of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden since 1992. In 2000, he was elected "conductor for life" by the orchestra. Founded in the late 16th century, the Staatskapelle Berlin is one of the oldest orchestras in the world. Founded in 1742 as the Kurbrandenburgische Hofkapelle and further developed as the Königlich Preußische Hofkapelle, the ensemble has been firmly associated with the opera house Unter den Linden.
Staatskapelle Berlin conducted by Daniel Barenboim and featuring Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano).
Les Nuits d'été for soprano and orchestra op. 7
Cecilia Bartoli mezzo-soprano
Symphonie fantastique op. 14