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San Diego Opera – Rigoletto

The lecherous Duke of Mantua seduces wives and daughters while his hunchbacked Jester, Rigoletto, adds insult to injury by ridiculing their husbands and fathers. Finally, the joke goes too far and a furious father proclaims a curse on Rigoletto. The curse comes to life as the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s young, innocent daughter Gilda and Rigoletto plots his revenge with an attempt to assassinate him, with unbelievably disastrous results.

Fast-paced and powerful, this is Verdi at his best with an unforgettable focus on the cruel realities of a society controlled by a corrupt ruling class. You’ll recognize melody after melody from the tenor’s arrogant La donna è mobile to the soprano’s wistful Caro nome to the most memorable quartet in all of opera. Rigoletto is an traditional Italian classic that is the cornerstone of the opera repertoire.

Sung in Italian with projected English translations.

The approximate run time is two hours and thirty minutes, including one intermission.

San Diego Opera – Rigoletto

The lecherous Duke of Mantua seduces wives and daughters while his hunchbacked Jester, Rigoletto, adds insult to injury by ridiculing their husbands and fathers. Finally, the joke goes too far and a furious father proclaims a curse on Rigoletto. The curse comes to life as the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s young, innocent daughter Gilda and Rigoletto plots his revenge with an attempt to assassinate him, with unbelievably disastrous results.

Fast-paced and powerful, this is Verdi at his best with an unforgettable focus on the cruel realities of a society controlled by a corrupt ruling class. You’ll recognize melody after melody from the tenor’s arrogant La donna è mobile to the soprano’s wistful Caro nome to the most memorable quartet in all of opera. Rigoletto is an traditional Italian classic that is the cornerstone of the opera repertoire.

Sung in Italian with projected English translations.

The approximate run time is two hours and thirty minutes, including one intermission.

San Diego Opera – Rigoletto

The lecherous Duke of Mantua seduces wives and daughters while his hunchbacked Jester, Rigoletto, adds insult to injury by ridiculing their husbands and fathers. Finally, the joke goes too far and a furious father proclaims a curse on Rigoletto. The curse comes to life as the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s young, innocent daughter Gilda and Rigoletto plots his revenge with an attempt to assassinate him, with unbelievably disastrous results.

Fast-paced and powerful, this is Verdi at his best with an unforgettable focus on the cruel realities of a society controlled by a corrupt ruling class. You’ll recognize melody after melody from the tenor’s arrogant La donna è mobile to the soprano’s wistful Caro nome to the most memorable quartet in all of opera. Rigoletto is an traditional Italian classic that is the cornerstone of the opera repertoire.

Sung in Italian with projected English translations.

The approximate run time is two hours and thirty minutes, including one intermission.

San Diego Opera – Rigoletto

The lecherous Duke of Mantua seduces wives and daughters while his hunchbacked Jester, Rigoletto, adds insult to injury by ridiculing their husbands and fathers. Finally, the joke goes too far and a furious father proclaims a curse on Rigoletto. The curse comes to life as the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s young, innocent daughter Gilda and Rigoletto plots his revenge with an attempt to assassinate him, with unbelievably disastrous results.

Fast-paced and powerful, this is Verdi at his best with an unforgettable focus on the cruel realities of a society controlled by a corrupt ruling class. You’ll recognize melody after melody from the tenor’s arrogant La donna è mobile to the soprano’s wistful Caro nome to the most memorable quartet in all of opera. Rigoletto is an traditional Italian classic that is the cornerstone of the opera repertoire.

Sung in Italian with projected English translations.

The approximate run time is two hours and thirty minutes, including one intermission.

Modesto Symphony – Holst – The Planets

Modesto Symphony – Holst – The Planets

VERDI The Force of Destiny Overture
TOMASI • Concerto for Trombone & Orchestra – Featuring Tom Hornig
HOLSTThe Planets

David Lockington, conductor
Tom Hornig, trombone
Women of the MSO Chorus | Dr. Daniel R. Afonso, Jr., chorus director

Holst’s iconic orchestral suite, The Planets, takes you to the stars for an exploration of astrology and mythology through music. Hear the menacing approach of Mars, the Bringer of War, the jubilant brass of Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity, and the mysterious tranquility of Neptune, the Mystic.

As you’re discovering Holst’s vision of each planet, you’ll also explore our solar system through a stunning video presentation created by the Modesto Junior College William R. Luebke Planetarium. This paring of extraordinary music and breathtaking visuals will make for an evening you won’t want to miss!

Modesto Symphony – Holst – The Planets

Modesto Symphony – Holst – The Planets

VERDI The Force of Destiny Overture
TOMASI • Concerto for Trombone & Orchestra – Featuring Tom Hornig
HOLSTThe Planets

David Lockington, conductor
Tom Hornig, trombone
Women of the MSO Chorus | Dr. Daniel R. Afonso, Jr., chorus director

Holst’s iconic orchestral suite, The Planets, takes you to the stars for an exploration of astrology and mythology through music. Hear the menacing approach of Mars, the Bringer of War, the jubilant brass of Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity, and the mysterious tranquility of Neptune, the Mystic.

As you’re discovering Holst’s vision of each planet, you’ll also explore our solar system through a stunning video presentation created by the Modesto Junior College William R. Luebke Planetarium. This paring of extraordinary music and breathtaking visuals will make for an evening you won’t want to miss!

Radio ReBroadcast: Des Moines Symphony – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Radio ReBroadcast: Des Moines Symphony – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphony’s of Iowa – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – Recorded 10/25-26

VERDI Overture to La forza del destino
VIVALDI The Four Seasons
RESPIGHI The Pines of Rome

7pm Central Time

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On the heels of the release of her Four Seasons: The Vivaldi Album, Avery Fisher Career Grant-winner Anne Akiko Meyers joins the Orchestra in Vivaldi’s famous and fiery Four Seasons. She has been called a “master violinist” and “passionate performer” and her sound has been described as “a tone so pure that it emerges just a few times in a generation.” Experience it live as Joseph Giunta conducts Meyers and the Orchestra through the Seasons: storms rumble and roar in Summer, and glittering pizzicato notes in the highest registers depict Winter’s icy snow. The all-Italian program concludes with a different image of nature – the mighty Pines of Rome – with the sonic grandeur and orchestral force of your Des Moines Symphony raising the roof at the Civic Center! Kemin Industries, Inc. is the Guest Artist Sponsor for this program.

Radio Broadcast: Des Moines Symphony – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Radio Broadcast: Des Moines Symphony – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphony’s of Iowa – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – Recorded 10/25-26

VERDI Overture to La forza del destino
VIVALDI The Four Seasons
RESPIGHI The Pines of Rome

7pm Central Time

On your computer?  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN (link at the top of the page)

On a mobile device? CLICK HERE to download the Public Radio Player App

On the heels of the release of her Four Seasons: The Vivaldi Album, Avery Fisher Career Grant-winner Anne Akiko Meyers joins the Orchestra in Vivaldi’s famous and fiery Four Seasons. She has been called a “master violinist” and “passionate performer” and her sound has been described as “a tone so pure that it emerges just a few times in a generation.” Experience it live as Joseph Giunta conducts Meyers and the Orchestra through the Seasons: storms rumble and roar in Summer, and glittering pizzicato notes in the highest registers depict Winter’s icy snow. The all-Italian program concludes with a different image of nature – the mighty Pines of Rome – with the sonic grandeur and orchestral force of your Des Moines Symphony raising the roof at the Civic Center! Kemin Industries, Inc. is the Guest Artist Sponsor for this program.

Radio Broadcast: Des Moines Symphony – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Radio Broadcast: Des Moines Symphony – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphony’s of Iowa – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – Recorded 10/25-26

VERDI Overture to La forza del destino
VIVALDI The Four Seasons
RESPIGHI The Pines of Rome

4pm Central Time

On your computer?  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN (link at the top of the page)

On a mobile device? CLICK HERE to download the Public Radio Player App

On the heels of the release of her Four Seasons: The Vivaldi Album, Avery Fisher Career Grant-winner Anne Akiko Meyers joins the Orchestra in Vivaldi’s famous and fiery Four Seasons. She has been called a “master violinist” and “passionate performer” and her sound has been described as “a tone so pure that it emerges just a few times in a generation.” Experience it live as Joseph Giunta conducts Meyers and the Orchestra through the Seasons: storms rumble and roar in Summer, and glittering pizzicato notes in the highest registers depict Winter’s icy snow. The all-Italian program concludes with a different image of nature – the mighty Pines of Rome – with the sonic grandeur and orchestral force of your Des Moines Symphony raising the roof at the Civic Center! Kemin Industries, Inc. is the Guest Artist Sponsor for this program.