Sir Bryn Terfel joins the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra at the Sheldonian Theatre on Thursday (May 5) to perform stirring arias from Wagner and Toby Anderson‘s world premiere touchless : a disco*, conducted by John Traill.
Anderson was the winner of Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra‘s 2021 Composers’ Workshop, held to nurture upcoming talent as part of the orchestra’s Residency Programme at the University of Oxford. He is delighted that his musical vision will finally be realised via the globally renowned bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel.
Oxford Philharmonic’s Clara Dent will then play the Oboe Concerto by Wagner’s acolyte Richard Strauss, before Bryn returns to lambast us with some of the most monumental moments in Wagner, which the Welsh singer has made his own the world over.
Enjoy the intense and multifaceted dramas of Der Ring des Nibelungen and Die Meistersinger, under the watchful eye of Music Director Marios Papadopoulos.
From one operatic titan to another, star soprano Angela Gheorghiu joins the Orchestra at the Sheldonian on May 19 to perform some of Verdi’s most dramatic arias. The concert also includes the world premiere of Mats Lidström’s Puccini Fantasy for Cello and Orchestra, with Lidström performing on the cello.
Star soloists also set to appear with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra this season include Stephen Kovacevich, Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Eilana Lappalainen, while in a landmark visit to America, its first appearance in the country, the Orchestra will make its debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall on 7 June 2022 with Maxim Vengerov.
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