Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall
March 21 - March 26, 2013
Daniele Gatti, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, and the BSO celebrate the bicentennial of Wagner's birth with music from four of the composer's operas-the ethereal Prelude to Act I ofLohengrin; the Prelude and Liebestod from?Tristan und Isolde; orchestral excerpts from?G?tterd?mmerung?(Twilight of the Gods), the final opera of Wagner's gargantuan Ring cycle; and vocal and orchestral excerpts from his great final opera,?Parsifal. Also on the program is Wagner's chamber-musical?Siegfried Idyll, composed as an intimate birthday present for his wife Cosima in 1869.