Philharmonia 180508 feat

Christoph Altstaedt conductor
Singers from the Glyndebourne Jerwood Young Artists scheme

WAGNER Siegfried Idyll
MASSENET Cendrillon (arias and excerpts)
VERDI La traviata (arias and excerpts)
LISZT Les preludes

Rising-star conductor Christoph Altstaedt brings a programme of romantic 19thcentury story-telling — both peratic and symphonic — to the De Montfort Hall stage. The evening opens and closes with two symphonic poems: Liszt’s lushly scored Les préludes and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. The music for the Idyll — later used in Wagner’s opera Siegfried — was composed for Wagner’s wife Cosima’s birthday, and first performed as a surprise for her on the stairs of their villa in Lucerne. In between, themes of love and heartache in two of the most popular operas of the Romantic era: Massenet’s Cinderella and the tragedy of Violetta in Verdi’s La traviata.

8th May

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