Kirill Petrenko (photo: Stephan Rabold)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Kristina Mkhitaryan soprano (Francesca)

Dmytro Popov tenor (Paolo)

Vladislav Sulimsky baritone (Lanceotto)

Maxim Kuzmin-Karavaev bass (Vergil)

Dmitry Golovnin tenor (Dante)

Rundfunkchor Berlin

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture after Shakespeare

Sergei Rachmaninov

Francesca da Rimini, op. 25 (concert performance)

Kristina Mkhitaryan soprano (Francesca), Dmytro Popov tenor (Paolo), Vladislav Sulimsky baritone (Lanceotto), Maxim Kuzmin-Karavaev bass (Vergil), Dmitry Golovnin tenor (Dante), Rundfunkchor Berlin

Dates and Tickets

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Thu, 14 Jan 2021, 20:00

Philharmonie

Serie K

Fri, 15 Jan 2021, 20:00

Philharmonie

Serie M

Programme

In his third one-act opera, Rachmaninov set a historically authentic marital drama to music: a northern Italian noblewoman was discovered together with her lover by her jealous husband and murdered. This is a symphonically conceived operatic rarity perfectly made for the concert hall, since it can probably have the greatest impact as imaginary theatre. Hopeless tragedy also defines Shakespeare’s drama Romeo and Juliet, based on which Tchaikovsky composed his Overture-Fantasy of the same name. You are invited to discover the two seldom-heard works with Kirill Petrenko as conductor.

Kirill Petrenko (photo: Stephan Rabold)