Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana. Its full Latin title is Carmina Burana: Cantiones profanæ cantoribus et choris cantandæ comitantibus instrumentis atque imaginibus magicis (Songs of Beuern: Secular songs for singers and choruses to be sung together with instruments and magic images.) Carmina Burana is part of Trionfi, the musical triptych that also includes the cantata Catulli Carmina and Trionfo di Afrodite. The first and last movements are called “Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi” and start with the very well known “O Fortuna”.
Conductor is Uroš Lajović, and solo performers are Aida Čorbadžić soprano, Ilija Nikolić counter-tenor and Joachim Seipp a baritone.
They will be accompanied by Sarajevo Philharmonics, Academic choir ‘Obilić’ from Belgrade, Sarajevo National Theatre Choir and Children’s Choir Cantabile.