Excerpts from „Le Villi“, „Tosca“ u.a.
Sunday, 11 October 2020, 6:00 pm
“I crisantemi” for string orchestra
Ausschnitte aus „Le Villi“, „Tosca“, „La fanciulla del West“
Krassimira Stoyanova, Sopran – Artist in Residence
Martin Muehle, Tenor
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Munich Radio Orchestra
Ivan Repušić, Direction
For his début opera, Le villi (1884), Giacomo Puccini turned to an ancient folk tale about the vilis, brides who died before their wedding and literally danced their victims to death as disembodied spirits. In Puccini’s work this is precisely the punishment meted out to young Roberto for his infidelity. Besides Puccini’s already individual gift for melody, what fascinates here is the grand orchestral intermezzo. Various symphonic works from this period likewise bear witness to the skills of this composer, who received his training at Milan Conservatory.
In the concert performance of Puccini’s La rondine in 2015 the Munich Radio Orchestra was headed for the first time by the man who serves today as its principal conductor: Ivan Repušić. Now he will again probe Puccini’s rich sound in Prince Regent’s Theatre. Krassimira Stoyanova has already recorded several Puccini arias on CD as the orchestra’s visiting artist. High time for this expressive soprano to present a complete work by the master of verismo! Tenor Martin Muehle has excelled on stage in such roles as Don José and Calaf.
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