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Saturday, June 1, 2013 | Start Time: 08:00 PM

Music Center At Strathmore | North Bethesda, Md



Wagner 200th Anniversary Celebration

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 Overture 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.


Wagner                              The Flying Dutchman Overture
                                             Tannhauser Prelude to Act III
                                             Parsifal Good Friday Spell
                                             Das Rheingold Entry of the Gods into Valhalla
                                             Die Walkure Ride of the Valkyries
                                             Die Meistersinger Prelude
                                             Siegried Forest Murmurs
                                             Gotterdammerung Siegfried’s Funeral Music
                                             Lohengrin Prelude to Act III
                                             Tristan and Isolde Prelude and Liebestod (“Love-Death”)