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Inside the Classics: The Evolution of Opera

What goes into the magic of opera? Sam, Sarah, the Orchestra and fabulous singers will lift the curtain on the glories of arias, the way the overture propels listeners into the story, the sweeping power of the orchestra underneath the voices.

Here’s the whole history in one delightful evening: how opera began centuries ago as an entertainment for a few royals, using just a handful singers and players, and how we arrived at today—when huge opera houses are packed with rabid fans from across the social spectrum, aficionados who can’t get enough of this dramatic combination of singers, players, stage and story.

Please note: This event is recommended for ages 13 and over. All concerts are open to children ages 6 and over when accompanied by an adult. This concert is a mixture of conversation and opera excerpts, with one intermission.

MONTEVERDI
Toccata from Overture to Orfeo

LULLY
“Ma chère liberté,” from Proserpine

HANDEL
“Piangerò la sorte mia,” from Giulio Cesare

MOZART
“Porgi amor qualche ristoro,” from The Marriage of Figaro

MOZART
Overture to Don Giovanni

DONIZETTI
“Una furtiva lagrima,” from The Elixir of Love

ROSSINI
“Una voce poco fa,” from The Barber of Seville

VERDI
Overture to La forza del destino

BRITTEN
Moonlight, from Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

VERDI
“Celeste Aida,” from Aida

WAGNER
“Dich Teure Halle,” from Tannhäuser

BIZET
“La Fleur que tu m’avais jetée” (Flower Song), from Carmen

STRAUSS
Salome’s Dance, from Salome

PUCCINI
“O soave fanciulla,” from La Bohème

About Inside the Classics

Intrigued by classical music? Let violist-host Sam Bergman and conductor Sarah Hicks be your guides in exploring the classics through witty conversation and orchestral excerpts. View more Inside the Classics concerts »

Download program page (pdf)

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
Classical

Inside the Classics: The Evolution of Opera

Tickets $29

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1463792400

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Fri May 20 2016 8pm

The Evolution of Opera

The Evolution of Opera

What goes into the magic of opera? Sam, Sarah, the Orchestra and fabulous singers will lift the curtain on the glories of arias, the way the overture propels listeners into the story, the sweeping power of the orchestra underneath the voices.

Here’s the whole history in one delightful evening: how opera began centuries ago as an entertainment for a few royals, using just a handful singers and players, and how we arrived at today—when huge opera houses are packed with rabid fans from across the social spectrum, aficionados who can’t get enough of this dramatic combination of singers, players, stage and story.

Please note: This event is recommended for ages 13 and over. All concerts are open to children ages 6 and over when accompanied by an adult. This concert is a mixture of conversation and opera excerpts, with one intermission.

MONTEVERDI
Toccata from Overture to Orfeo

LULLY
“Ma chère liberté,” from Proserpine

HANDEL
“Piangerò la sorte mia,” from Giulio Cesare

MOZART
“Porgi amor qualche ristoro,” from The Marriage of Figaro

MOZART
Overture to Don Giovanni

DONIZETTI
“Una furtiva lagrima,” from The Elixir of Love

ROSSINI
“Una voce poco fa,” from The Barber of Seville

VERDI
Overture to La forza del destino

BRITTEN
Moonlight, from Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

VERDI
“Celeste Aida,” from Aida

WAGNER
“Dich Teure Halle,” from Tannhäuser

BIZET
“La Fleur que tu m’avais jetée” (Flower Song), from Carmen

STRAUSS
Salome’s Dance, from Salome

PUCCINI
“O soave fanciulla,” from La Bohème

About Inside the Classics

Intrigued by classical music? Let violist-host Sam Bergman and conductor Sarah Hicks be your guides in exploring the classics through witty conversation and orchestral excerpts. View more Inside the Classics concerts »

Download program page (pdf)

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