Orchestral Concert

  • Concerts
  • 23 oct 2015, Main Stage.
  • 2 h 10 min incl. intermission
  • Ensemble

    Ensemble

    Conductor
    Olaf Henzold
    Reciter
    Anna Söderling
    Soloist
    Ann-Kristin Jones
    The Göteborg Opera Chorus
    The Göteborg Opera Descant
    The Göteborg Opera Orchestra

ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Featuring Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite The Planets

A section from ”Mars, bringer of war”, part of Holst’s orchestral suite The Planets.

Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite The Planets is one of the most popular British orchestral works of the 1900s. On the journey into space, the orchestra passes the planets of our solar system. The fascinating, cinematic music includes everything from warlike rhythms to unearthly beauty.

The Orchestra Concert is opened with La Mort de Cléopâtre by Hector Berlioz, with Ann-Kristin Jones interpreting the despairing queen, followed by the choral work “Snöfrid”, Jean Sibelius’ composition based on Viktor Rydberg poem.   

Conductor Olaf Henzold has previously visited The Göteborg Opera with, among others, Der Rosenkavalier, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Arabella, and Rusalka

PROGRAM 

JEAN SIBELIUS: SNÖFRID

Text based on a poem by Viktor Rydberg
Reciter – Anna Söderling
The Göteborg Opera Chorus
The Göteborg Opera Orchestra 

Hector Berlioz: La Mort de Cléopâtre 

Text by Pierre-Ange Vieillard
Ann-Kristin Jones (mezzosopran)
The Göteborg Opera Orchestra 

Intermission 

Gustav Holst: The Planet Suite 

The Göteborg Opera Ladies’ Chorus
The Göteborg Opera Descant Chorus
The Göteborg Opera Orchestra

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