The German tenor will be the main star of the evening, performing some of the Lieder songs that make up the extensive oeuvre of Franz Schubert. At this concert he will be accompanied by the Teatro Real Opera House orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid. Lothar Zagrosek (Otting, Germany, 1942) will be conducting.
Christian Elsner (Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, 1965) has always been a great student of music. He first started studying under Martin Gründler, then with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Neil Semer, who is still his teacher today. The tenor has worked with all the great classical music institutions, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Musikvereinssaal in Vienna, and the Royal Festival Hall in London.
The event will feature just a few of the over 150 compositions written by the German composer in his short musical career, having died at the age of 31. One of Schubert's favourite genres was Lieder (short pieces for voice and piano), a forerunner to modern music, and he became one of the biggest names in this genre.