Saturday 19th May 2007 at 7:45pm

Richard Wagner
Richard Wagner

‘Opera Evening’

Berlioz Royal Hunt and Storm

Mozart (arr Wendt) Marriage of Figaro (Suite) Click to hear a sample from a commercial recording. Requires free RealPlayer.

Leoncavallo I Pagliacci – Prologue
    soloist: Edward Grint

Wagner Ride of the Valkyries & Die Walküre Act 3 extracts
    soloists: Christine Teare and Sir Donald McIntyre

This concert depicts storms – of emotions in Leoncavallo’s tragedy; of the elements pictured by Berlioz around the troubled romance of Dido and Aeneas; of domestic intrigue and upheaval in Figaro; and of the passions of Wagner’s Gods and warrior-maidens. But it also portrays the calm of emotion spent. A spectacular conclusion to our musical season.

Programme May 2007