One of the greatest dramatic singers of her generation, Jane Eaglen,soprano, headlines a powerhouse program. Highlights from Wagner’sRing include The Ride of the Valkyries and the dramatic final scene of the cycle. The stirring Anvil Chorus precedes the New England premiere of a major work by Verdi, Libera me, a work which five years later he transformed into the dramatic conclusion of the Requiem.
Jane Eaglen, soprano
One City Choir
Back Bay Chorale (Scott Allen Jarrett, music director)
North End Music and Performing Arts Center Children’s Choir
Giacomo Puccini Prelude to Act I of Edgar
Puccini Opening, Madrigal, and Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
Giuseppe Verdi Anvil Chorus from Il trovatore
Verdi Libera me, Domine (original version of 1869) New England premiere
Richard Wagner Das Rheingold selections
Wagner The Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre
Wagner Siegfried’s Death, Funeral March, and Immolation Scene from Götterdämmerung
*If it also rains on July 28, this concert will be moved indoors to Kresge Auditorium at MIT.