If you are planning to spend your holidays in Copenhagen this summer, then you have made a perfect choice. The Tivoli Festival, which is considered to be the biggest classical music festival of its kind in Scandinavia, is ready to attract you endlessly. The festival is a major highlight of Copenhagen’s summer social scene.
The 5-month-long Tivoli Festival is currently underway at the famous Tivoli Gardens in Denmark’s capital city of Copenhagen. The festival started from May 24 and continues through September 4, 2014. More than 60 concerts will be taking place amid the presence of a large number of renowned instrumentalists, singers and conductors from around the world.
Some of the prominent international opera stars taking part in the Tivoli Festival include Danish soprano Ann Petersen, Franco Fagioli, Lawrence Brownlee, Joseph Calleja, Sarah Coburn, Riccardo Minasi, Marco Spotti, I Puritani, and Giancarlo Andretta.
Danish soprano Ann Petersen staged a powerful performance on May 22, 2014. Ms. Petersen is renowned internationally and gives performances around the globe with music particularly by Strauss and Wagner. In May this year, Ms. Petersen performed arias from Tristan und Isolde and Tannhäuser, as well as from Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder.
Countertenor Franco Fagioli made his Danish debut on June 15, 2014. Fagioli made his debut with violinist Riccardo Minasi and Il Pomo d’Oro, one of leading baroque ensembles in the world. They made their powerful rendition on the works by Pergolesi, Hasse, Vinci and Porpora.
Lawrence Brownlee, a tenor, considers the Tivoli Concert Hall his second home. He has often been giving his performances here. This year Brownlee will be all set to regale you at the Tivoli Festival on August 9, 2014. Get ready to be enthralled by performances by Brownlee along with bass Marco Spotti and soprano Sarah Coburn in a concert performance of Bellini’s I Puritani. This evening’s event will also see Giancarlo Andretta conducting the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra in the presence of these famous opera stars.
Joseph Calleia, reputed tenor, will hold a festive concert of tenor songs and arias to celebrate the 171st birthday of Tivoli Gardens on August 15, 2014. This festive concert will also see conductor Yves Abel and the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra performing along with Joseph Calleia.
Among others to prominently feature at Tivoli Festival also include Sir Andrew Davis and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Nicola Benedetti and the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Academy of Music Baroque Ensemble and Rachel Podger, and the Malmö Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra.
With such an impressive line-up of international opera stars, you will find Tivoli Festival simply enthralling with a wide range of musical performances including Balkan, Bach, swing, rock and jazz music.
Few Facts About Tivoli Gardens
The Tivoli Gardens, where the Tivoli Festival is being held, is a popular amusement park situated in the heart of Copenhagen. The Tivoli Gardens is world’s second-oldest amusement park and was founded in 1843. It is also among the most popular city park in the world. Tourists from around the globe visit this beautiful place in large numbers every year. The Tivoli Gardens offers something for people of all ages, such as shows, rides and many other attractions.
The park in the Tivoli Gardens, which is spread in an area of 21 acres, is usually open for the people from mid-April through late September. The park is beautifully landscaped with stunning fountains and colorful flower beds. Tivoli, which is popularly called “Tivoli Gardens” because of its awesome park, is a major attraction for locals as well as international tourists.
The illumination at the park with thousands of customized lights makes the atmosphere lively at Tivoli during night. The park is home to many attractions prominently featuring impressive architectures such as the Concert Hall, the Glass Hall Theater and the Chinese Tower. Another famous building at the Tivoli includes “Nimb”, which is home to most luxurious hotel in Copenhagen, and somewhat resembles India’s famous Taj Mahal.
The amusement park at Tivoli is source of big attraction and enjoyment for the children. A wide range of thrill rides are offered here. Whether you are looking for modern technical marvels or classic thrills – everything is available at the Tivoli Amusement Park.
The Rutschebanen, a classic wooden roller coaster introduced in the park in 1914, is among the world’s oldest and last existing picturesque railway style rides. The amusement park also prominently showcases the “Dæmonen”, its modern steel roller coaster prominently featuring 4 inversions through twisted track which is 1851 feet long. This modern roller coaster made its entry in the amusement park in the year 2004.
Apart from these, the amusement park also has many other thrill rides as well. These include the Star Flyer and the Golden Tower. Get amazed with panoramic views of Copenhagen through the huge swing ride on the Star Flyer. The Golden Tower is indeed amazing as well with its nerve-wracking fun drop ride.