Classical Hits (and other bits)


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Benjamin Northey conductor
Greta Bradman soprano
Rosario La Spina tenor
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Anthony Pratt Executive Producer

In a spectacular one-night-only event, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will perform an exhilarating program of popular classical hits in a fun-filled concert.

The concert will highlight specially arranged short extracts from favourite classical masterpieces, many known from popular culture. An extraordinary display of lasers and lights will complete the ultimate surround sound symphonic experience.

The favourites include Wagner’s The Ride of the Valkyries featured in Apocalypse Now, Beethoven’s famous opening dramatic notes from the Fifth Symphony, Ravel’s climactic Bolero, the epic Carmina Burana familiar from television commercials, the divine O Sole Mio which Elvis Presley recreated as ‘It’s Now or Never’, along with many other top classical hits.

Featuring guest artists soprano Greta Bradman and tenor Rosario La Spina, the MSO and the MSO Chorus will be under the baton of Associate Conductor Benjamin Northey.

Wagner Ride of the Valkyries
Orff Carmina Burana: ‘O Fortuna’
Beethoven Symphony No.5
Mozart Marriage of Figaro: Overture
Mozart Magic Flute: Queen of the Night Aria
Bizet Carmen: March of the Toreadors
Rossini Rigoletto: La Donna è Mobile
Verdi La Traviata: Brindisi
Mozart Eine Kleine Nacht Music
Rota Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet
Ravel Bolero

Verdi Trimphal March from Aïda
Capua O Sole Mio
Grieg Peer Gynt: Hall of the Mountain King
Strauss Blue Danube Waltz
Puccini Gianni Schicchi: ‘O Mio Babbinoi Caro’
Martini Plasir d’amour
Lopez Let It Go from Frozen
Rossini William Tell Overture
Puccini Nessun Dorma
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture

Running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes, including a 20-minute interval

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