Overflowing with stunning music and tragic passion, this Verdi masterpiece also features one of opera's greatest heroines: a doomed courtesan who sacrifices everything for the sake of true love. - Aspen Music Festival and School
Two Ravel works depicting the season theme of enchantment, in this case the enchantment one finds in childhood, bookend Aspen alumnus Gil Shaham’s performance of Jonathan Leshnoff’s Violin Concerto, a work described by the Baltimore Sun as “remarkably assured, cohesively constructed and radiantly lyrical, [with] imagination, integrity and heart.”
AMFS Music Director Robert Spano opens the program with Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, a delicate and imaginative suite of fairy-tale pieces. Ranging in mood from whimsical to nostalgic, the piece is full of exquisite orchestral color and detail.
In the concert’s second half, singers from the Aspen Opera Center present Ravel’s one act opera L’enfant et les sortileges, with a libretto by the French celebrity writer known simply by her surname, Colette. The story concerns a rude and rebellious child who is reprimanded by the objects he’s destroyed, and shunned by the plants and animals he’s tortured. A moment of tenderness ultimately leads to forgiveness and redemption in this utterly original creative work. - Aspen Music Festival and School
Inspired by Alexandre Dumas’ play La Dame aux Camélias, La Traviata shows us the tragic struggle of a Parisian courtesan, Violetta, who is torn between her desire for true love and retaining her fashionable way of life. Despite Giuseppe Verdi proclaiming the premiere a fiasco, the opera has become one of the most produced works in the opera canon.
Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8 PM & Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 3 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD
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