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Van Zweden Conducts Wagner's Die Walküre (Act I)

Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$32-123

Date & Times

14

Feb, 2018

Wednesday, 7:30 PM

15

Feb, 2018

Thursday, 7:30 PM

17

Feb, 2018

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden leads immense orchestral forces and world-class singers in Act I of Die Walküre, part of Wagner’s epic The Ring — a glorious marriage of drama and music. Burning passion seizes Siegmund and Sieglinde, two mortal children of the god Wotan, climaxing in a love duet whose emotional impact will stay with you long after the last note has faded to silence.

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John Luther Adams

Dark Waves (New York Premiere)

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Wagner

Act I of Die Walküre (concert version)

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Artists

Jaap van Zweden

Conductor

Jaap van Zweden

Conductor

Jaap van Zweden

Conductor

Jaap van Zweden has risen rapidly in the past decade to become one of today’s most distinguished conductors. He will become the New York Philharmonic’s next Music Director beginning in the 2018–19 season, after serving as Music Director Designate in 2017–18. Mr. van Zweden has been music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 2008, holding the Louise W. & Edmund J. Kahn Music Directorship, a role he will continue through 2017–18, after which he becomes conductor laureate. He also continues to serve as music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, a post he has held since 2012.

Highlights of his 2016–17 season include return visits to the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, as well as his debut with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.

Jaap van Zweden has also appeared as guest conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra; Boston and London Symphony Orchestras; Vienna, Berlin, Munich, and Rotterdam philharmonic orchestras; Orchestre National de France; and Chamber Orchestra of Europe. In 2015 he launched the annual SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival with the Dallas Symphony, and embarked on a four-year project with the Hong Kong Philharmonic to conduct the first-ever performances in Hong Kong of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, which are being released on Naxos Records.

Jaap van Zweden’s acclaimed recordings include Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Petrushka, Britten’s War Requiem, and complete cycles of the Beethoven and Brahms symphonies. He completed a cycle of Bruckner symphonies with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, recorded Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 with the London Philharmonic (LPO Live), and released Mozart piano concertos with the Philharmonia Orchestra and David Fray (Virgin). His celebrated performances of Wagner’s Lohengrin, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Parsifal (the last of which earned him the Edison award for Best Opera Recording in 2012) are available on CD and DVD. On the Dallas Symphony’s own record label, he has released symphonies by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Mahler, and Dvořák, as well as the World Premiere recording of Stucky’s August 4, 1964.

Born in Amsterdam, Jaap van Zweden was appointed at 19 as the youngest-ever concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and began his conducting career 20 years later in 1995. He remains honorary chief conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, where he served as chief conductor, 2005–13, and conductor emeritus of the Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra. He also held the post of chief conductor of the Royal Flanders Orchestra, 2008–11. Mr. van Zweden was named Musical America’s 2012 Conductor of the Year.

In 1997 Jaap van Zweden and his wife, Aaltje, established the Papageno Foundation to support families of children with autism. Papageno has helped music therapists and musicians train to use music as a major tool for working with autistic children. Papageno House, a new home for autistic young adults and children, was opened in Laren, The Netherlands, in August 2015, attended by Her Majesty Queen Maxima.

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Heidi Melton

Soprano

Heidi Melton

Soprano

Heidi Melton

Soprano

In the 2016–17 season, dramatic soprano Heidi Melton makes her role debut as Brünnhilde in new productions of Wagner’s Die Walküre and Siegfried at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. She makes her debuts with the London Symphony Orchestra and Berlin Philharmonic in Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre under Simon Rattle; returns to both the Hong Kong Philharmonic, for Siegfried in concert, which will be recorded for Naxos, and Quad City Symphony, for Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs and Isolde’s “Liebestod.” She also makes her Houston Grand Opera debut as Gutrune in Wagner’s Götterdämmerung.

Ms. Melton recently made her Vienna Philharmonic debut singing Brünnhilde’s “Immolation Scene” from Götterdämmerung led by Valery Gergiev, at both Vienna’s Musikverein and New York’s Carnegie Hall. She made her New York Philharmonic debut, led by Alan Gilbert, singing Strauss Lieder and Act III of Die Walküre as Brünnhilde. She sang Sieglinde in complete concert performances of Die Walküre with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Jaap van Zweden (recorded by Naxos). She returned to the Deutsche Oper Berlin, as Venus/Elisabeth in Tannhäuser with Donald Runnicles, as well as to Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe as Isolde in a new Christopher Alden production of Tristan und Isolde conducted by Justin Brown. Ms. Melton also made her debut at English National Opera in a new production of Tristan and Isolde conducted by Edward Gardner.

Notable symphonic engagements include her Italian debut under Kirill Petrenko with Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI in Torino; BBC Proms with Donald Runnicles and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Jaap van Zweden, BBC Scottish Symphony and Donald Runnicles, and Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Kent Nagano; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop; Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. She also appears at the Festival de Lanaudière with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the Orchestre Métropolitain, Aspen Music Festival and Robert Spano, Real Filharmonía de Galicia, and in Donald Runnicles’s farewell concert as music director of San Francisco Opera.

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Simon O'Neill

Tenor

Simon O'Neill

Tenor

Simon O'Neill

Tenor

Tenor Simon O’Neill is a principal artist with The Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Milan’s Teatro alla Scala; and the Bayreuth and Salzburg festivals. A Fulbright Scholar, he was awarded the Arts Laureate of New Zealand and holds a doctor of music (honoris causa) from Victoria University of Wellington. He has sung the roles of Jenik in Janáček’s The Bartered Bride at the Royal Opera House, Gran Sacerdote in Mozart’s Idomeneo at The Met, Sergei in Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk for Opera Australia, Siegmund in Wagner’s Die Walküre for the Bavarian Staatsoper, the title roles of Wagner’s Lohengrin and Parsifal for the Bayreuth Festival, Chairman Mao in John Adams’s Nixon in China for San Francisco Opera, and Parsifal at the Vienna Staatsoper. He has also performed Siegmund at the Royal Opera House, La Scala, Berlin Staatsoper, The Met, and Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Other engagements have included Lohengrin, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Parsifal, and Beethoven’s Fidelio at the Royal Opera House; Berg’s Wozzeck at The Met; The Flying Dutchman at the Ravinia Festival; Puccini’s Tosca in Tokyo, Berlin, and Hamburg; and Fidelio, Otello, and Die Walküre at Houston Grand Opera. Mr. O’Neill performed in Wagner’s complete Ring Cycle with the Staatskapelle Berlin at the BBC Proms. His discography includes an award-winning debut solo album, Father and Son: Wagner Scenes and Arias with Pietari Inkinen on EMI.

Current and upcoming engagements include Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand, in Tokyo, Fidelio in Rome, Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder at the Edinburgh Festival, Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová for the Berlin Staatsoper, plus the role of Siegmund for the Berlin Staatsoper, Berlin Philharmonic, Leipzig Oper, Bavarian Staatsoper, and Hong Kong (this last conducted by Jaap van Zweden); the Ring Cycle in Houston; Wozzeck at the Hamburg Staatsoper, and Parsifal at Bavarian Staatsoper.

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John Relyea

Bass

John Relyea

Bass

John Relyea

Bass

Bass John Relyea has appeared at the world’s most celebrated opera houses, including The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Opéra National de Paris, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, Munich Staatsoper, Vienna Staatsoper, and Royal Opera, Covent Garden. His performances have included the title roles in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, and Rachmaninoff’s Aleko as well as Méphistophélès in Gounod’s Faust and Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust, the Four Villains in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffman, Bertram in Meyerbeer’s Robert le diable, Raimondo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, and Marke in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.

In concert Mr. Relyea has sung with the New York and Berlin Philharmonic orchestras; Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras; and the Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh, and London symphony orchestras. He has also appeared at the Tanglewood, Ravinia, Salzburg, Edinburgh, Lucerne, and Mostly Mozart festivals, and at the BBC Proms. In recital, he has been presented at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Wigmore Hall in London, University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, and the University of Chicago Presents series.

Mr. Relyea’s recordings include the Verdi Requiem with Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO Live) and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with Simon Rattle and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (EMI). He also appears on the Royal Opera’s DVD of Robert le diablo (Opus Arte) and The Metropolitan Opera’s DVDs of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Bellini’s I Puritani, Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nüremberg (Deutche Grammophon), and Verdi’s Macbeth (The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series).

This season, Mr. Relyea returns to The Metropolitan Opera for Rossini’s William Tell, makes his debut at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in Tristan und Isolde, and appears in concert with the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Dallas, St. Louis, and NDR symphony orchestras.

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