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Philharmonia 17/18 Season

Date: Wednesday 9th May

Venue: Main Auditorium - 7.30pm

Philharmonia 17/18 Season

Philharmonia 17/18 Season


Christoph Altstaedt conductor

Singers from the Glyndebourne Jerwood Young Artists Scheme

WAGNER Siegfried Idyll

MASSENET Cendrillon (arias and excerpts)

VERDI La traviata (arias and excerpts)

LISZT Les préludes

Rising-star conductor Christoph Altstaedt brings a programme of romantic 19th-century storytelling — both operatic and symphonic — to the Corn Exchange stage. The evening opens and closes with two symphonic poems: Liszt’s lushly scored Les préludes and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. The music for the Idyll — later used in Wagner’s opera Siegfried — was composed for Wagner’s wife Cosima’s birthday, and first performed as a surprise for her on the stairs of their villa in Lucerne.

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