Carmina Burana by Carl Orff

Carmina Burana by Carl Orff

«cantiones profanae»
for solists, chorus,
children chorus and orchestra

Tomas Netopil, conductor
Silvia Colombini, soprano
Otokar Klein, tenor
Ales Jenis, baritone

Claudio Marino Moretti, Chorus Master

Orchestra and Coro of the Teatro Regio
Children Chorus of the Teatro Regio and
of the Conservatory “G. Verdi”


Orff composed the famous cantiones profanae in 1937, drawing inspiration from the Medieval texts of clerici vagantes that extolled wine, nature and the joie de vivre though not averting its eyes from death.. The musical base is regulated by straightforward melodies and even rhythms, by powerful choral harmonies and brilliant orchestration. After the initial invocation to the goddess Fortune who rules over everything, the three parts of the work celebrate respectively: spring and the earthly aspect of nature; conviviality and human passions; and finally, the apotheosis of love.

Before the music

Teatro Regio - Saturday 29 December, 19.45

Get together with Tomas Netopil and Nicola Gallino

Maestro Tomas Netopil and music critic Nicola Gallino meet the public to talk about the Carmina. Netopil, the thirty-two-year-old Moravian conductor, returns to Teatro Regio where he was already acclaimed in 2006 for his conducting of The Abduction from the Seraglio.

Read the press release [IT]

Download the detailed program [IT]