AMPAG, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Melbourne Symphony Orchestra:Simone Young Conducts Wagner and Bruckner

Simone Young Conducts Wagner and Bruckner

December 2016

Thu 01 

08:00 PM

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Hamer Hall Arts Centre Melbourne 100 St Kilda Rd

MelbourneVIC

 
 

Simone Young, devoted Wagnerian and Brucknerian, returns to the MSO to conduct the final works by these composers.

Wagner Parsifal: Excerpts from Act II
Bruckner Symphony No.9

Simone Young conductor
Stuart Skelton tenor
Michelle de Young mezzo-soprano

Simone Young, devoted Wagnerian and Brucknerian, returns to the MSO to conduct the final works by these composers. From Wagner’sParsifal (not an opera, but what the composer chose to call a Bühnenweihfestspiel: ‘A Festival Play for the Consecration of the Stage’) comes a generous portion of Act II, with Australian Heldentenor (heroic tenor) Stuart Skelton as Parsifal and American mezzo-soprano Michelle de Young as Kundry, the cursed temptress of the evil Klingsor’s magic flower garden.

Then, after the interval, Bruckner’s Symphony No.9. Alas, Bruckner died before he could complete the fourth and final movement. The remaining movements, however, stand as a monument to Bruckner’s genius. Bruckner, by the way, worshipped Wagner. The dedication of his Symphony No.3 didn’t spare the praise: ‘To the eminent Excellency Richard Wagner the Unattainable, World- Famous, and Exalted Master of Poetry and Music, in Deepest Reverence Dedicated by Anton Bruckner’.

Concert details:

Thursday 1 December at 8pm
Saturday 3 December at 8pm

Hamer Hall, Arts Cetnre Melbourne

To book:

Call03 9929 9600 or visitwww.mso.com.au/young-conducts-wagner