Tickets for Prom 53
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22 August 2013 - 22 August 2013
£19.50 to £59.50
Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet' 21'
Symphony No. 5 in B flat major 40'
Anna Caterina Antonacci soprano
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Yannick Nezet-Seguin conductor
Charismatic Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci joins the young Canadian Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Music Director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, for Wagner's Wesendonck-Lieder, a song-cycle thick with musical references to what would become Tristan and Isolde and written when the composer was infatuated with Mathilde Wesendonck, author of the poems and wife of Wagner's patron.
Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet relates another doomed love, while Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony has a brightness and energy beyond the requirements of Soviet war-time propaganda.