National Symphony Orchestra and Mexxo-Soprano Kelley O'Connor Celebrate the Power of Love
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Maestro Christopher Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra pay tribute to composer Richard Strauss with a performance of his 1888 tone poem Don Juan, as well as excerpts from the modernist operas, 1908's Elektra and 1905's hit Salome, based on Oscar Wilde's play. Making her NSO debut is Swedish soprano Iréne Theorin, who impressed critics and audiences alike with her roles in Wagner at the Met. Bass-baritone John Relyea's also appeared at the Met, along with the San Francisco, Seattle, Paris and Munich State Operas, among others. Learn More
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The power of love is celebrated in this concert featuring highlights from Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet, the majestic prelude to one of opera's greatest love stories, Tristan and Isolde, and a musical setting of Pablo Neruda's love poems.
WAGNER - Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
LIEBERSON - Neruda Songs
TCHAIKOVSKY - Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy
TCHAIKOVSKY - Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
Part One - 52 minutes
Intermission - 15 minutes
Part Two - 50 minutes
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