WAGNER AT HIS MOST SYMPHONIC

  • 24th, 25th and 26th February 2017
  • 10 € / 32 € / 42 € / 56 €
  • Hall 1 Pau Casals
  • OBC Season
Wagner in Barcelona

Directory

RICHARD WAGNER: Lohengrin. Prelude, Act I.
Tannhäuser, oberture
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Siegfried: Forest murmurs from Act III
Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine journey
Siegfried's death and funeral music
The Master-Singers of Nuremberg, prelude.

Interpreters and guest artists

Kazushi Ono, conductor

The symphonic fragments of Wagner’s operas are true masterpieces, a world of nuances, colours, emotions and passion; pages whose popularity has in no way diminished their energy. The wordless Wagner covers it all: from uncontrolled strength to the sweetest tenderness.

CLUB DEL PETIT CONCERT

CLUB DEL PETIT CONCERT

If you have children and you like music, this is your chance! (For children 4 to 11 years).

Sessions available and tickets

Sunday

26 February 2017
Time:
11:00h
Price:

Included in:

Subscriptions included

Program

The sound of the Wagnerian orchestra is unique, recognisable, and different. Wagner sounds like Wagner, and can’t be compared with anything else. In the era he lived in, orchestras were mid-sized and started to expand by incorporating new instruments. But he «needed» more, and more… and maybe more still. Although Berlioz opened the way for expanding the orchestra, Wagner took it further and sought to find a balance between the instruments, the singers and the stage space. He was the first to propose that the opera orchestra played in a hidden, sunken space between the stage and the seats, known precisely as the “orchestra pit”, to avoid blocking the performance of the singers and, at the same time, not lose an iota of the colour he had achieved by expanding the orchestra to up to a hundred musicians.

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