Season Opening Gala

Sir Andrew Davis | Nelson Freire | Stuart Skelton


Sir Andrew Davis conductor
Nelson Freire piano
Stuart Skelton tenor

Vine Symphony No.1 Microsymphony – Composer in Residence
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor
Beethoven Fidelio: Gott! Welch Dunkel hier!
Wagner Götterdämmerung: Morgendämmerung and Siegfrieds Rheinfahrt
Wagner Die Walküre: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond
Verdi Otello: Ballabile
Verdi Otello: Niun mi tema

Celebrate the opening of the MSO’s Season 2018 with two fantastic guest artists. Highlights include Beethoven’s stirring Emperor Concerto, the dungeon scene from Fidelio and Verdi’s amazing finale from Otello. Experience two of the greatest works by two great masters of classical music, Wagner and Verdi, who were born in the same year.

Juxtaposed with these classical icons is Composer in Residence Carl Vine’s Microsymphony, a work encompassing the dramatic features one expects from a symphony, compressed into just 12 minutes.

Pre-concert talk: Join MSO Director of Artistic Planning, Ronald Vermeulen for a pre-concert conversation inside Hamer Hall from 6.15pm.

Running Time: 2 hours and 10 minutes, including a 20-minute interval

Melbourne Recital Centre presents Nelson Freire in solo recital as part of their Great Performers 2018 series.

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