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Prom 46: Dvorak, Verdi, Tchaikovsky & J Strauss II

A Prom in which the CBSO under Andris are joined by soprano Nelsons Kristine Opolais in music by Verdi and Tchaikovsky. Plus orchestral works by Dvorak and Strauss.

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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No. 8 in G major

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Otello - Willow Song

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Otello - Ave Maria

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Eugene Onegin - Polonaise

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Eugene Onegin - Letter Song

  • Johann Strauss II

    Emperor Waltz

  • Johann Strauss II

    Thunder and Lightning - Polka

  • Giuseppe Tartini

    Sonata in G minor B.g5 (Devil's trill)

  • Nathan Milstein

    Paganiniana

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Melodie from Orfeo ed Euridice

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Danse macabre

  • Franz Schubert

    Erlkonig (D.328), transc. Ernst for violin

  • Jules Massenet

    Meditation from Thais

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