Beyond Good and Evil
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Puccini: Suor Angelica (semi-staged)
One World Symphony celebrates the Halloween season with a program featuring music of the diabolical and the divine.
The journey begins with Hector Berlioz's masterpiece Symphonie Fantastique, which was revolutionary in its vivid musical depiction of a dramatic story of love, murder, obsession, execution, and damnation. The incomparable "Witches' Sabbath" and "The Scaffold March" are perennial favorites of audiences.
While Berlioz's Symphonie Fantstique is volatile and tempestuous, Suor Angelica may be Puccini's most sublime and pastoral opera. The opera centers around a redemptive story of a nun driven to suicide. Through poignant and moving music, the opera explores the themes of grief and spiritual love.