Opening Night - "Opera Without Words"

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8 pm (Pre-Concert Talk, 7:15 pm)
Memorial Hall, Melrose

Music of Puccini, Rossini, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Mascagni, and more!

The MSO kicks off its 99th season with a celebration of beautiful and romantic melodies from the world of opera. While many operatic blockbusters feature the human voice, opera composers also wrote gorgeous music showcasing just the orchestra.

Maestro Udagawa will educate and entertain audiences by sharing the background of the operas and how the music enhances these stories. Read the program notes here.

Rossini: Overture to “The Barber of Seville”
Leoncavallo: Intermezzo from “Pagliacci”
Wagner: Overture to “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”
Puccini: Intermezzo from “Manon Lescaut”
Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from “Eugene Onegin”
Weber: Overture to “Oberon”
Verdi: Prelude to Act III from “La Traviata”
Wagner: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from “Götterdämmerung”
Mascagni: Intermezzo from “Cavalleria Rusticana
Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours from “La Gioconda”

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