A Walk in the Moonlight, A Mysterious Castle
|2019-07-05 Fri 19:30||National Concert Hall||500 800 1200 1600 2000||Buy|
ELENA ZHIDKOVA, soprano
BALINT SZABO, baritone
ZOUHAN LIAO,art director
YANREN CHEN,image design
BÉLA BARTÓK: Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Sz.48
Two turn-of-the century masterpieces, each unique in its own way, constitute the NSO's final subscription concert of the season. Drenched in romanticism and hyperemotional expressivity, Schoenberg's tone poem Transfigured Night is, after more than a century, still his most popular work. It is the direct descendent of Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde, both in its musical language and its subject matter. Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Bartók's only opera, requires just two singers, but the orchestra is raised to the level of a third character in its dramatic, colorful commentary. The story is chilling, enigmatic, and utterly compelling. A great way to end the season!