Local | Prokofjev & Adams – two works of great span

By on August 29, 2016

Opera’s chief conductor Lawrence Renes conducts two 1900s works with large span: Sergei Prokofjevs Alexander Nevskij and John Adams Harmonielehre. From a dramatic cantata with roots in the soundtrack to the harmony inspired by dreams. Soloist in the Alexander Nevskij is the Russian world mezzon Olga Borodina. Berwald Hall on September 2 at 19:00

Sergei Prokofjev originally wrote Alexander Nevskij as a soundtrack to Sergei Eisenstein’s Storm over Russia from 1938 that is about at the Russian national hero Alexander Nevskij. Later staged Prokofjev music for a cantata for mezzo-soprano, chorus and orchestra in which the action takes place among the knights and crusaders in the 1200s.

American John Adams (b. 1947) works Harmonielehre 1985 is inspired by the late romantic composers such as Gustav Mahler, Jean Sibelius and, not least, the early Arnold Schoenberg, but also has minimalist tendencies. John Adams is been granted numerous prizes including Grammys and a Pulitzer Prize for music for his compositions. Adam’s first opera, Nixon in China, will premiere at the Royal Opera on 1 October.

The performance of Alexander Nevskij and Harmonielehre led by Opera’s chief conductor Lawrence Renes. In Alexander Nevskij is sung the party for mezzo soprano of the famous Russian singer Olga Borodina.

Olga Borodina is Mariinsky Theatre Grammy-winning star who regularly visits the major opera houses and orchestras around the world. As winner of including Rosa Ponselle Borodina made a highly acclaimed European debut at Covent Garden, where she shared the stage with Placido Domingo in Samson and Delilaha performance that launched her international career as one of her repertoars most sought-after mezzo-sopranos.

PROKOFJEV: Alexander Nevskij
ADAMS: Harmonielehre

The concert duration: about 2 hours

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