Kirill Petrenko with Rachmaninov’s “Francesca da Rimini”

In his one-act opera Francesca da Rimini, Sergei Rachmaninov uses bold colours to create a bleak world of hatred, jealousy and loss. Against this backdrop, the heroine’s brief romance shines all the more brightly. Chief conductor Kirill Petrenko presents the powerful score in a concert performance. The concert begins with Sofia Gubaidulina’s The wrath of God, a work of almost apocalyptic drama.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko

Galina Cheplakova

Dmytro Popov

Dmitry Golovnin

Vladislav Sulimsky

Rundfunkchor Berlin

© 2025 Berlin Phil Media GmbH


Kirill Petrenko Chief conductor since 2019
Sofia Gubaidulina composer
Sergei Rachmaninov composer
Vladislav Sulimsky baritone
Rundfunkchor Berlin

Our recommendations

Help Contact
How to watch Newsletter Institutional Access Access Vouchers
Legal notice Terms of use Privacy Policy