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Andris Nelsons Inaugural Concert as BSO Music Director
Andris Nelsons, in his inaugural concert as BSO Music Director, leading operatic excerpts by Wagner, Puccini, Mascagni, with guest vocalists Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann
Streaming for a limited time starting Sunday, May 17 at 3PM EST through july 1
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Kristine Opolais, soprano
WAGNER Overture to Tannhäuser
WAGNER "In fernem Land" from Lohengrin, Act III
WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Arias and duets by MASCAGNI, CATALANI, and PUCCINI
RESPIGHI Pines of Rome
BSO at Home is pleased to offer this very special recording of Andris Nelsons' inaugural performance at Symphony Hall as BSO Music Director from Saturday, September 27, 2014.
This wide-ranging one-night-only event celebrates the start of current BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons’ tenure with the orchestra, and features two close colleagues of the conductor as soloists—the acclaimed Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais, and the outstanding German tenor Jonas Kaufmann. Each sings selections from the Wagnerian and Italian verismo repertoires, after which they join forces for a powerful duet from Puccini’s Manon Lescaut.
The concert opens with Wagner’s Tannhauser Overture—the work that first inspired a five-year-old Nelsons to a life in music—and closes with Respighi’s spectacular orchestral showcase, Pines of Rome.
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