Inspired by Schubert Series

Juliane Banse Sings Arias & Lieder

Principal Guest Conductor Christoph Poppen
Soprano Juliane Banse



Symphony No 5 in B-flat, D485

Schubert/Britten arr

Die Forelle, D550

Schubert/Reger arr

Im Abendrot, D799

Schubert/Berlioz arr

Erlkönig, D328


Coriolan Overture, Op 62


From Fidelio, Op 72:

    Abscheulicher! Wo Eilst Du Hin?
    Komm, Hoffnung, Lass den Letzten Stern


From Thaïs: Méditation


From Hérodiade: Il est Doux, Il est Bon


Juliane Banse Sings Abscheulicher! Wo Eilst Du Hin?

Starting from 2’58”


Juliane Banse (Soprano)

  • Made her stage début as Pamina (The Magic Flute) at Komische Oper Berlin at the age of 20, and has since sung leading roles at the world’s most prestigious opera houses and festivals including the Vienna State Opera, Metropolitan Opera New York, Bavarian State Opera, Salzburg Festival and Glyndebourne
  • Has worked with numerous renowned conductors including Abbado, Boulez, Chailly, Giulini, Haitink, Harnoncourt, Jansons, Maazel, Mehta, Rattle and Sinopoli
  • Has performed and recorded with orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, London Symphony Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra
  • Awards for her recordings include ECHO KLASSIK Awards (2006, 2011), MIDEM Classical Awards (2006, 2007), BBC Music Magazine Award (2006), Edison Award (2007), etc.

BBC Music Magazine

“A born lieder interpreter.”
The Sunday Times

“Banse is simply in a class of her own.”
The Guardian

“Lied-singing in its perfection.”
Kölner Stadtanzeiger

“A true soprano with the strength and dusky bloom of a mezzo in its middle and lower registers.”
BBC Music Magazine

“Juliane Banse is formidable in the title role, winging effortlessly and musically into the high register.”
The New York Times

“Banse sang beautifully, with a shimmering tone colour that was unpretentious, elegant and inspiring.”
Mannheimer Morgen


Press release (ENG)

Press release (CHI)

Christoph Poppen (Principal Guest Conductor)
©Takao Komaru

Juliane Banse (Soprano)
©Susi Knoll

Juliane Banse (Soprano)
©Elsa Okazaki

Booking Details
Dates & Times:

8 July 2017 (Saturday)



HK City Hall Concert Hall

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$480, $320, $200

Tickets available at all URBTIX outlets from 6.5.2017
Ticketing Enquiries & Bookings:2111 5999
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Half-price tickets available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and CSSA recipients

10% discount for group booking of 4 or more adult tickets

Duration: Approximately 2 hours with a 15 min intermission
Language: Nil
Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 /
Remarks: Hong Kong Sinfonietta reserves the right to change the programme and artists

The APPRECIATE concerts are, mainly, classical concerts featuring guest artists and conductors of world renown.  Apart from performing orchestral masterpieces, Hong Kong Sinfonietta regularly commissions new works and introduces to audiences works that are rarely heard in Hong Kong.

Music is good for everyone! The LEARN series takes audiences aged 0 to 88 into the world of classical music through specially designed concert series including Good Music for Babies, Good Music for Kids, Short-cut to Classical Music, Know Your Classical Music and HKS McDull Music Project.

In the light-hearted RELAX concerts, Hong Kong Sinfonietta shares with audiences great music ranging from orchestral favourites to music from movies and musicals.

The ENCOUNTER series offers unique opportunities for audiences to get close to the music and the performers through chamber music concerts, talks, often at unconventional venues or time. These include Good Music This Lunch, Good Music @ The Fringe, Beyond Good Music @ The Fringe, HKS ArtisTree Residency and UpClose Encounters.

Often referred to as “one of the world’s great small orchestras”, Hong Kong Sinfonietta has been invited to go on many TOURS in Europe, Asia, South and North Americas, sharing good music with audiences in over 30 cities.  In 2017/2018, the orchestra will make its début in Germany and perform at festivals in France, Portugal, as well as the Beethoven Easter Festival in Poland.

WHAT ELSE?  Apart from classical concerts, Hong Kong Sinfonietta regularly appears in staged productions by Hong Kong Ballet, Opera Hong Kong and visiting arts groups such as The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. This season, Hong Kong Sinfonietta will also host the 1st International Conducting Competition.

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