Anima Mundi 2022

Anima Mundi 2022
Anima Mundi 2022
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The Opera della Primaziale Pisana announces a new edition of Anima Mundi. For the twenty-first time since 2001, when an idea by Giuseppe Sinopoli gave birth to the festival, Pisa Cathedral and the Camposanto will be the extraordinary backdrops for seven concerts, from 9 to 24 September, all marked, albeit to varying degrees, by a common spiritual dimension. Trevor Pinnock, to whom the artistic direction is entrusted for this edition as well, has called upon famous performers, emerging soloists and some of the most acclaimed Italian and foreign ensembles to perform a programme that alternates certain values and new proposals over a span of almost three centuries.

organised by the Opera della Primaziale Pisana, with the contribution of the Fondazione Pisa and the patronage of the Municipality of Pisa
artistic direction Trevor Pinnock

Cathedral, Friday 9 September, 8:30 p.m.
Susanne Bernhard, soprano
Stefanie Irányi, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Swensen, tenor
Arttu Kataja, bass

WDR Rundfunkchor
NDR Vokalensemble
NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover
Andrew Manze, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven, Missa solemnis

Camposanto, Monday 12 September, 8:30 pm
Giuseppe Gibboni, violin
Ingmar Lazar, piano

Johannes Brahms, Sonata No. 3 op.108
Niccolò Paganini, Capricci no.1, no.5, no.24
Henryk Wieniawski, Thême original varié op.15
Alfred Schnittke, À Paganini
Niccolò Paganini, La campanella

Cathedral, Wednesday 14 September, 8:30 p.m.
Lauryna Bendžiūnaitė, soprano
Anna Bonitatibus, contralto
Maximilian Schmitt, tenor
Matthew Brook, bass
Vocal Ensemble Continuum
Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento
Trevor Pinnock, conductor

Franz Joseph Haydn, Libera me
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ave verum KV 618
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Requiem KV 626

Camposanto, Friday 16 September, 8:30 p.m.
Vicens Prats, flute
Magdalena Hoffmann, harp

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Sonata in G minor H.524.5
Gioachino Rossini, Andante and Tema con variazioni
Nino Rota, Sonata for flute and harp
Gabriel Fauré, Fantaisie op.79
Béla Bartók/Paul Arma, Suite paysanne hongroise
Heitor Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras no.5
Jean Cras, Suite en duo

Camposanto, Sunday 18 September, 8:30 p.m.
Concert dedicated to Angelica Catalani
Sabina von Walther, soprano
Maurizio Baglini, piano

Franz Liszt, Petrarch's Sonnet No. 123
Verdi/Liszt, Miserere du Trovatore
Franz Liszt, Three Sonnets from Petrarch
Mozart/Backhaus, Serenade from Don Giovanni
Giuseppe Verdi, Ave Maria from Otello
Rossini/Liszt, Ouverture from Guillaume Tell
Franz Liszt, Oh, quand je dors

Cathedral, Tuesday 20 September, 9 pm

Puccini Festival Treble Voices Choir
Treble Voices Choir of the Santa Caterina Archbishop's Institute of Pisa
Umberto Cerini, organ
Alkedo Quartet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Church Sonatas KV 241, KV 244, KV 245, KV 328
Arvo Pärt, Fratres
Anton Bruckner, Tantum ergo, 4 motets op.41

Paolo Furlani, Ave, o Maria
Winner piece of the 14th edition of the Anima Mundi Composition Competition

Cathedral, Saturday 24 September, 8:30 p.m.
Charlotte-Anne Shipley, soprano
Bettina Ranch, mezzo-soprano
Brenden Gunnell, tenor
Jerzy Butryn, bass
Robert-Franz-Singakademie Halle
Männerkammerchor "ffortissibros"
Staatskapelle Halle
Hartmut Haenchen, conductor

Giuseppe Verdi, Requiem Mass

Admission information for concerts

Admission to the concerts of the sacred music festival Anima Mundi is free with a ticket.

Tickets can be booked exclusively online from 7 September at 10:00 a.m., for all scheduled concerts. Access to the online ticket office requires registration, and a maximum of two tickets can be booked for each concert under the same name. The online booking ends when the seats are no longer available and in any case at 12:00 noon on the day of the concert. The printed voucher can be redeemed at the ticket office by 6 p.m. on the day of the concert. On the day of the concert, from 6 p.m. onwards, remaining and unclaimed tickets will only be distributed at the ticket office. Tickets are nominative and non-transferable.

Seats are all pre-assigned. The opening hours for the public are indicated on the ticket. Access is permitted up to 15 minutes before the start of the concert.

The Cathedral has only two entrances from the doors on the façade, in front of the Baptistery, and the Cemetery only one entrance from the main door, for all sectors.

The monuments do not have a sector reserved for people with disabilities and tickets are free for everyone. Only people with reduced mobility and in wheelchairs who wish to attend the concerts are kindly requested to send an email to by 7 September so that they can be guaranteed adequate space, in compliance with safety regulations.

The concerts are not suitable for children. Listeners are kindly requested to personally assess whether children might disturb other participants. The use of a mask is recommended.

Reservations cannot be made by telephone or email.

only from 6 to 24 September
c/o Museo dell'Opera del Duomo
Piazza del Duomo Pisa
tel +39050835029
Mon-Sun 09:30-13:30/15:00-19:00 (20:30* on concert days)
*21:00 on 20 September

The secretariat reserves the right to make changes for any unforeseen organisational needs in order to ensure fair distribution to all interested parties in compliance with safety regulations. Any updates will be communicated on this page.


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