Carmina Burana at Sava Center

80 years since the creation of the most famous work of art of German composer Carl Orff

Thursday 25th of May 2017

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One of the most famous scenic cantatas - Carmina Burana is scheduled for 27th of May at 20:00, within the series of jubilee concerts in the Big Concert Hall of Sava Center. It will be performed by the RTS Symphony Orchestra and Choir, Symphony Orchestra and Choir of the Music Academy, Children`s Choir, Kolibri and Obilic Choirs and Institute for Artistic Dance under the baton of Bojan Sudjic.

Carmina Burana is structured into five major sections, containing 25 movements total. Orff found his inspiration in the original text Carmina Burana by Johann Andreas Schmeller, dating from the 11th or 12th century. His selection and organization of poems into a libretto covers a wide range of topics, as familiar in the past as they are today: the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, and the pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling and lust.