with Lousie Fryer - The City of Birmingham SO under Andris Nelsons at the BBC Proms with Kristine Opolais singing music by Verdi and Tchaikovsky. Also orchestral works by Dvorak and Strauss.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G major
at c. 2.40pm
Verdi: Otello - Willow Song; Ave Maria
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin - Polonaise; Letter Scene
Johann Strauss II: Emperor Waltz
Johann Strauss II: Thunder and Lightning - polka
Kristine Opolais (soprano)
Orchestra City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons (conductor)
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under its Music Director, conductor Andris Nelsons, accompany soprano Kristine Opolais in the Willow Song and Ave Maria from Verdi's Otello, as well as in the Letter Scene from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. But first Dvorak's Symphony No. 8, and at the end two orchestral pieces by Johann Strauss II: the Emperor Waltz and the Thunder and Lightning polka.
Plus highlights from last year's City of London Festival.