GREAT PERFORMANCES: Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons’ Inaugural Concert
Airs Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, June 19, 2015
Credit: Courtesy of Chris Lee
Watch television’s longest-running performing arts anthology, GREAT PERFORMANCES, to enjoy the best in music, dance and theater.
This wide-ranging, one-night-only event celebrates the start of Boston Symphony Orchestra music director Andris Nelsons’ tenure as the 15th music director of the orchestra and features two of the conductor’s close colleagues, the acclaimed Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais and the internationally acclaimed German tenor Jonas Kaufmann.
Each sings selections from the Wagnerian and Italian verismo repertoires, they then join forces for a powerful duet from Puccini’s "Manon Lescaut." The concert opens with Wagner’s "Tannhäuser" Overture—the work that first inspired a five-year-old Nelsons to a life in music—and closes with Respighi’s spectacular orchestral showcase, "Pines of Rome."
"Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons’ Inaugural Concert" was directed by Bill Cosel. For GREAT PERFORMANCES, John Walker is producer. Bill O’Donnell is series producer and David Horn is executive producer.
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