Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Attention Wagner novices and aficionados alike! Enjoy selections from each of Richard Wagner’s 10 best-known operas to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Highlights include the Prelude to The Flying Dutchman, an opera about redemption through love; "Ride of the Valkyries" from Die Walküre, heard in many popular movies and commercials; the stirring curtain-raiser Prelude to Die Meistersinger; and the intense Prelude and Liebestod (“Love-Death”) from Wagner’s vaunted music-drama about the immortal lovers, Tristan and Isolde.
This concert will run approximately 125 minutes with intermission.
A free pre-concert lecture will be offered in the Concert Hall at 6:45 pm.
Der Fliegende Holländer, Prelude
Lohengrin, Prelude to Act III
Das Rheingold, Entry of the Gods into Valhalla
Die Walküre, Ride of the Valkyries
Siegfried, Forest Murmurs
Die Meistersinger, Prelude
Götterdämmerung, Siegfried's Funeral Music
Parsifal, Good Friday Spell
Tristan and Isolde, Prelude and Liebestod ("Love-Death")
ALL Kids, ALL Free, ALL the Time
Young people age 7-17 attend all National Philharmonic concerts at the Music Center at Strathmore free of charge, making it easy for families to go to concerts together and for young adults to attend a live classical music performance with friends. KIDS FREE tickets may be obtained IN PERSON at the Strathmore Ticket Office or BY PHONE at (301) 581-5100.
PLEASE NOTE: KIDS FREE tickets cannot be ordered online. Refunds will not be issued for tickets purchased online for children ages 7-17.