Pietari Inkinen: Documentary on SR television

Pietari Inkinen conducted Wagner's complete Ring des Nibelungen at the Bayreuth Festival for the first time this summer. His successful performances on the “Green Hill” received excellent reviews nationally and internationally, including in the New York Times

The documentary "A Baton and a Passport" shows, among other things, his long journey there - due to the pandemic he could only now conduct the complete Ring (the premiere was originally planned for summer 2020) - and tells of the first rehearsals with the orchestra, the challenges of the "pit" and the special atmosphere of the Festspielhaus in Bayreuth. 

It is also a film about the world of the international music business and its challenges: as chief conductor of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, music director of the KBS Symphony Orchestra in Korea and, until end of August 2023, also as chief conductor of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Finn spends more time on planes than at home. Just recently, he toured South Korea with the SR/SWR Orchestra at the beginning of the season in September.

SR television
Thu, 12 Oct - 8:15 pm (CET)
Fr, 13 Oct - 6:00 am (CET)