Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
with 1 intermission
Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)
Orchestre du Metropolitan Opera de New York
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conducting
Christine Goerke, soprano
Brandon Jovanovich, tenor
Günther Groissböck, bass
A Wagnerian season’s end for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who became its Musical Director in September 2018.
Composed in 2013, Missy Mazzoli’s Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres), referring to the baroque instrumental repertoire, is a sort of ‘minimalist gymnopédie’ for small orchestra. Here, it appears between works by the ‘two Richards’: Wagner and Strauss. By the former, Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Act I of The Valkyrie, which opens with a raging storm featuring the entire orchestra, and then recounts the meeting of twins and lovers Siegmund and Sieglinde; by the latter composer, he presents the Dionysian and then wan Don Juan, one of the first of Strauss’s series of tone poems. ‘Bruckner, Mahler, Strauss—this répertoire is my first love. I feel especially at ease in this music,’ noted the conductor in 2008.
Porte de Pantin station
M5 Paris Underground (Métro) Line 5
3B Tram 3B
221 avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019 Paris
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