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
Summer Hassan, soprano
Cybele Gouverneur, mezzo soprano
Garrett Sorensontenor

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


Georges BizetCarmen:  Les Toreador, Habanera, Danse Boheme
Jacques Offenbach - Les contes d'Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann):  Barcarolle      
Giuseppe Verdi - La Traviata:  Brindisi
Giacomo Puccini - Turandot:  Nessun dorma
Giacomo Puccini - La bohème:  Quando me'n vo
Giuseppe Verdi - Il Trovatore:  Anvil Chorus
Aaron Copland - The Tender Land Suite:  Stomp Your Foot
Giacomo Puccini - Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo to Act 3
Giuseppe Verdi - Nabucco:  Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
Pietro  Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
Johann Strauss II - Die Fledermaus:  Chacun à son goût
Giacomo Puccini - La bohème:  Si, Mi chiamano Mimi
Richard Wagner - Die Walküre, (Ride of the Valkyries)
A.L. Webber - Phantom of the Opera:  All I Ask of You
Giuseppe Verdi - Aïda: Act 2, Triumphal March

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. 


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