Ariadne Auf Naxos: Richard Strauss' Comic Greek Tragedy from Boston Lyric Opera
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The New England Conservatory Philharmonia, under the baton of world-renowned conductor Hugh Wolff, tackles a program titled Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Beethoven, Wolff. Every Revolution Should Have Music This Good to close out their Music: Truth to Power season. Beethoven's Egmont lauds the 16th-century Dutch nobleman who heroically opposed the despotic Duke of Alba, while Shostakovich's 1957 Symphony No. 11 in G Minor, subtitled The Year 1905, is a post-Stalinist look back at the Russian Revolution. Returning to Boston Symphony Hall for the first time since 2010, the polished NEC ensemble also welcomes back award-winning alum Xiang Yu to perform Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1. Learn More
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Backstage egos and archetypes collide when an unseen producer makes changes to an opera just before the curtain rises. This opera within an opera juxtaposes comedy and lost love and is rife with rich textures and ravishing melody. It’s the feel-good Greek tragedy of the season!