This summer, WNO Orchestra returns with an ever-popular collection of unmissable opera classics
This summer, WNO Orchestra returns with an ever-popular collection of unmissable opera classics. WNO’s talented orchestral musicians are joined by conductor Harry Ogg and soloists Joyce El-Khoury and Jason Howard for this special concert.
The programme journeys through a wealth of operatic repertoire including works by Verdi, Puccini, Dvořák and Wagner. We also enter the world of musical theatre, and feature delights from Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific.
With much-loved favourites and a few lesser-known gems, be sure to book soon for an unforgettable evening of opera.
Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Verdi: ‘D'amor sull'alli rosee’ from Il trovatore
Verdi: ‘Credo’ from Otello
Mascagni: Intermezzo to Cavalleria rusticana
Verdi: Prelude to Rigoletto
Verdi: ‘Parla, siamo soli’/‘Tutte le festa al tempio’/‘Piangi fanciulla. Si vendetta’ from Rigoletto
Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute
Mozart: ‘La li darem la mano’ from Don Giovanni
Puccini: Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
Puccini: ‘Vissi D’arte’ from Tosca
Giordano: ‘Nemico della Patria’ from Andrea Chenier
Tchaikovsky: Waltz from Eugene Onegin
Dvořák: ‘Song to the Moon’ from Rusalka
Rodgers: Overture to South Pacific
Rodgers: ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ from South Pacific
Lehar: ‘Lippen Schweigen’ from The Merry Widow
The Summer Opera Classics concert on 28 June is dedicated to the memory of Merlyn and Elaine Brown: the gift they left to WNO in their will ensures their passion for opera lives on.