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CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

The MET Orchestra

Thursday, June 17, 2021 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin by Rose Callahan, Joyce DiDonato by Simon Pauly
Conductor Leonard Bernstein called Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique “the first psychedelic music trip.” With its depictions of an opium overdose, hallucinations of murder, and a Witches’ Sabbath, it’s one of the greatest orchestral showpieces. There’s more Berlioz drama in selections from his grand opera Les Troyens—based on Virgil’s epic Aeneid—including a royal hunt, a violent thunderstorm, and the heartbreaking farewell aria of the tragic Carthaginian Queen Dido.

Part of: The MET Orchestra

Performers

The MET Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano

Program

ALL-BERLIOZ PROGRAM

"Chers Tyriens" from Les Troyens

"Chasse Royale et Orage" from Les Troyens

"Adieu, fière cité" from Les Troyens

Symphonie fantastique

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