I will appear as Mendelssohn, Puck, and Bottom in this beautiful evening of music and word. It's a great honor to work with Mr. Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra!!
Andris Nelsons conducts Weber, Henze and Mendelssohn
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boston Symphony Hall - Boston, MA
Three weeks of BSO concerts-January 28 through February 13-led by Andris Nelsons focus on music inspired by the work of William Shakespeare, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death. This program's focus is the great comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. Although Weber's German magical-romantic opera Oberon wasn't based specifically on Shakespeare, it shares its subject matter and sense of mystery. More explicit is Henze's Symphony No. 8, a BSO centennial commission premiered here in 1993. The symphony aims to illustrate certain moments of the play. Mendelssohn's Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream includes his youthful Overture-the play in a nutshell-as well as the familiar Wedding March, the most famous music Mendelssohn ever wrote.