CBSO - Wagner, Stravinsky
Live from Symphony Hall, Birmingham, Andris Nelsons leads the CBSO. Wagner: Tannhauser Overture; Wesendonck-Lieder (with Kristine Opolais: soprano). Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring.
Live from Symphony Hall, Birmingham
The CBSO and Andris Nelsons open their new season with Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and Wagner's Tannhäuser Overture.
Wagner: Tannhäuser - Overture
Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Kristine Opolais, soprano
Andris Nelsons, conductor
When The Rite of Spring was premiered in Paris in 1913, it caused a riot. But 100 years on Stravinsky's revolutionary ballet will still make an electrifying opening to the CBSO's new season. Andris Nelsons conducts it for the first time, and joins his wife Kristine Opolais in music close to both their hearts - Wagner's star-crossed Wesendonck Lieder, and the piece that first made him fall in love with music: the overture to Tannhäuser.