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Acclaimed soprano to join orchestra

The CBSO’s new Music Director Maestro Andris Nelsons and acclaimed Swedish soprano Irene Theorin join the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Birmingham for Wagner: Passion Beyond Reason, a programme of favourite extracts from Wagner operas January 28 at 2.15 pm and on January 29 at 7.30 pm.

The CBSO’s new Music Director Maestro Andris Nelsons and acclaimed Swedish soprano Irene Theorin join the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Birmingham for Wagner: Passion Beyond Reason, a programme of favourite extracts from Wagner operas January 28 at 2.15 pm and on January 29 at 7.30 pm.

Music Director Andris Nelsons has already won great acclaim for his interpretations of Wagner’s operas in Riga, and next year he makes his debut at the Bayreuth Festival.

For his first CBSO Wagner outing, the new music director of the CBSO has chosen extended sequences from three of the composer’s greatest operas: Tannhäuser, Tristan and Isolde, and Götterdämmerung, culminating in the apocalyptic climax of the entire Ring cycle.

Acclaimed Swedish soprano Irène Theorin will play the role of Isolde and Brunnhilde - two of the greatest operatic heroines, both driven by a love powerful than life itself.

Wagner: Passion Beyond Reason will be a fabulous night out, and - with its stirring mixture of Wagner’s most tumultuous and romantic music - a perfect date concert.

Tickets are available from the Symphony Hall Box Office on 0121 780 3333 or online at www.cbso.co.uk.

 

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