Conductor Marta Gardolińska makes two notable debuts this month, leading an opera and appearing in France for the first time. She conducts a new production of Zemlinsky’s Der Traumgörge at the Opéra national de Lorraine.
These performances mark the first time the 1906 opera has been performed in France. With direction from Laurent Delvert, the new production features Daniel Brenna (Görge), Helena Juntunen (Gertraud/Princesse), Susanna Hurrell (Grete), Andrew Greenan (Le Meunier), and more. The work was inspired by a poem cycle by Heinrich Heine and a story, Royaume invisible, by Richard von Volkmann-Leander.
Marta was a Gustavo Dudamel Fellow at the LA Phil and Young Conductor in Association at the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Recent highlights include her North American debut with the LA Phil, conducting Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, and an acclaimed recording as second conductor to Maestro Dudamel for Ives’ Symphony No. 4. She made a celebrated subscription debut with the Bournemouth Symphony after stepping in last minute for a concert in October 2018. Marta studied conducting at the Frederic Chopin Music University of Warsaw and the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, and has participated in many masterclasses and workshops with artists such as Bernard Haitink, Peter Eötvös, Bertrand de Billy, György Kurtág, and Marin Alsop.