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.
Watch and listen to music by Wagner at the Proms.
Watch and listen to more music by Tchaikovsky at the Proms.