CBSO under Andris Nelsons. Verdi: Otello (excerpts) - with Kristine Opolais (soprano). Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin (excerpts). j Strauss II: Emperor Waltz; Thunder and Lightning.
The CBSO under Andris Nelsons, live at the BBC Proms with Kristine Opolais singing music by Verdi and Tchaikovsky. Also orchestral works by Dvorak and Strauss.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G major
3.40pm Interval (see separate billing)
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)
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.
An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Thursday 22nd August at 2pm.
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