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The non-staged works of some of opera’s greatest names

Beyond Opera

Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 3:00 PM

This concert is the COT's annual 

Horst and Ruth Mary Meyer Memorial Concert

The Program

Rossini                    Overture to William Tell

Wagner                   Wesendonck Songs

Bizet                        Symphony in C

This performance will be preceded by a pre-concert lecture sponsored by The Triangle Wagner Society at 2pm in The Carolina Theatre Ballroom. 

1 hour and 30 minutes, with intermission

About This Program

  • Dedicated to lovers of musical drama, Beyond Opera highlights the non-staged works of some of opera’s greatest names. Maybe the closest thing the 19th century had to a hit machine, Gioacchino Rossini conquered the music world with his catchy melodies. If only copyright laws existed back then, his Overture to William Tell alone might have allowed him to purchase the entire country of Switzerland by now.

  • Don’t have five spare hours to listen to Wagner? Experience those same rich harmonies in a fraction of the time with his Wesendonck Songs, composed at the same time as and serving as inspiration for his epic Tristan and Isolde.

  • Living only until the age of 37, Georges Bizet revolutionized the operatic world with Carmen. His Symphony in C, written at only 17, reveals the composer already a master of the orchestra.

What You'll Hear

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