Thursday 22 August 2013
7.00pm – c9.05pm
Royal Albert Hall

Proms on TV

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet' (21 mins)
    • Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor
  • Richard Wagner

    Wesendonck-Lieder (21 mins)
    • Anna Caterina Antonacci soprano
    • Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor
  • INTERVAL
  • Sergey Prokofiev

    Symphony No. 5 in B flat major (40 mins)
    • Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor

About this event

Charismatic Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci joins the young Canadian Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, for Wagner’s Wesendonck-Lieder, a song-cycle thick with musical references to what would become Tristan and Isolde and written when the composer was infatuated with Mathilde Wesendonck, author of the poems and wife of Wagner’s patron. Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet relates another doomed love, while Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony has a brightness and energy beyond the requirements of Soviet war-time propaganda.

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