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Edinburgh International Festival: The Opening Concert

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia/Pappano. Rossini: Otello (Sinfonia); Stabat Mater. Bellini: I Capuleti e I Montechi (Sinfonia). Verdi: Macbeth (Ballabile).

Opening the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival in a gala concert at the Usher Hall on 6th August, Sir Antonio Pappano conducts the Orchestra di Santa Cecilia in Bellini, Verdi and Rossini's operatic Stabat Mater.

Rossini: Sinfonia from Otello
Bellini: Sinfonia from I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Verdi: Ballabile from Macbeth

INTERVAL at 8.00pm
Continuing the Shakespearean theme of this concert, Kate Molleson introduces two songs from Gerald Finzi's Let Us Garlands Bring performed by Ian Bostridge with Sir Antonio Pappano at the piano, followed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in some of Mendelssohn's music for A Midsummer Night's Dream.

8.20pm
Rossini: Stabat Mater

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor)
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Carmen Giannattasio (soprano)
Marianna Pizzolato (mezzo)
Yijie Shi (tenor)
Roberto Tagliavini (bass).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 12 Sep 2016 19:30

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Gioachino Rossini

      Overture from Otello

      Orchestra: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Vincenzo Bellini

      Overture from I Capuleti ed i Montecchi

      Orchestra: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Giuseppe Verdi

      Macbeth, Act 3, Ballet music

      Orchestra: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
  • Interval

    • Gerald Finzi

      Fear no more the heat o' the sun

      Performer: Sir Antonio Pappano. Singer: Ian Bostridge.
    • Gerald Finzi

      O mistress mine

      Performer: Sir Antonio Pappano. Singer: Ian Bostridge.
    • Felix Mendelssohn

      A Midsummer night's dream - incidental music Op.61

      Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
  • Part 2

    • Gioachino Rossini

      Stabat mater

      Orchestra: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano. Singer: Carmen Giannattasio. Singer: Marianna Pizzolato. Singer: Yijie Shi. Singer: Roberto Tagliavini. Choir: Edinburgh Festival Chorus.
  • Post-concert

    • Giuseppe Verdi

      String Quartet in E minor

      Ensemble: Delme Quartet.
      • Verdi/Strauss: String Quartets: Delmé Quartet.
      • Hyperion.
      • 1-4.
    • Joseph Haydn

      Sonata for piano (H. 16.46) in A flat major "Divertimento", 2nd mvt; Adagio

      Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
      • Haydn Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
      • Chandos.
      • 8.

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