About the Event
Concert version of the opera.
Enjoy a magnificent opera performance of the signature Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff in Baden‐Baden's Festspielhaus Baden‐Baden with the renowned Berliner Philharmoniker.
- Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich – Romeo and Juliet > Romeo and Juliet — Fantasie Overture from Shakespeare
- Rachmaninoff, Sergei Vasilievich – Francesca da Rimini, opera in one act with prologue and epilogue
Cast / Production
Kristina Mkhitaryan — Francesca da Rimini
Dmytro Popov — Paolo Malatesta
Vladislav Sulimsky — Lancelotto Malatesta
Alexander Tsymbalyuk — Vergil
Dmitry Golovnin — Dante
Petrenko, Kirill (Conductor) Conductor
Berliner Philharmoniker (Orchestra) Peter Tchaikovsky, a frequent guest of the Philharmonic Society, enthused after a concert:
"The splendid Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlin possesses a special quality, for which I can find no more appropriate expression than elasticity. They have the capacity to adapt themselves to the dimensions of a Berlioz or a Liszt, and of reproducing with equal mastery the variegated arabesques of the former and the thunderous cannonades of the latter — yet they are able to exercise the restraint called for by the gentleness of a Haydn…. The members of the Philharmonic Orchestra do not work in the theaters and are therefore not worn out and exhausted. Moreover, they are a self‐governing body, they play for their own benefit and not for an entrepreneur who takes the lion's share of the profits for himself. The coincidence of these favorable and exceptional conditions naturally contributes to the harmony of the artistic performance…"
Philharmonischer Chor Prag (Choir)