Night at the Opera with the Modesto Symphony


Friday, May 12, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Gallo Center For the Arts

David Lockington, conductor
Featuring guest vocalists

MSO Chorus
Dr. Daniel R. Afonso Jr.
, chorus director
 


Program 

BizetCarmen Orchestra Suite
Verdi • La Traviata: Brindisi
Puccini • Turandot: Nessum dorma
Offenbach • Les contes d’Hoffmann
Copland 
• The Tender Land Suite: Stomp Your Foot
Verdi • Il Trovatore: Anvil Chorus
Wagner • Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries, Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3, Bridal Chorus
Puccini • Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo to Act III  
Verdi • Nabucco: Chorus of Hebrew Slaves
Mascagni • Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
Verdi • Aida: Act 2, Triumphal Marc

This repertoire of dramatic works features iconic opera choruses and orchestral excerpts from a long list of history’s greatest composers. From the lively melodies of Verdi’s Anvil Chorus to the powerful force of Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, this program is heavy on memorable tunes you’ll be singing for weeks to come. This doesn’t happen every season, so be sure to catch this “greatest hits” concert while you can. 

 

High Notes

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Guest Artist


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