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Proms 2013 Prom 53: Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Prokofiev

Prom 53: Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Prokofiev
Prom 53: Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Prokofiev
19:00 Thu 22 Aug 2013 Royal Albert Hall
Anna Caterina Antonacci sings Wagner’s Wesendonck-Lieder with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic, a mini Tristan and Isolde. Tchaikovsky’s fantasy-overture Romeo and Juliet and the bright colours of Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony form a strong contrast.
Anna Caterina Antonacci sings Wagner’s Wesendonck-Lieder with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic, a mini Tristan and Isolde. Tchaikovsky’s fantasy-overture Romeo and Juliet and the bright colours of Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony form a strong contrast.

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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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