Andris Nelsons conducts ‘Suor Angelica’ with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
On February 21 & 23, Andris Nelsons conducts Puccini’s Suor Angelica in concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Part of Puccini’s triple bill Il trittico, renowned soprano Kristine Opolais sings the title role, which she recently sang at the Metropolitan Opera for the first time, receiving praise for her “chillingly real” (New York Times) interpretation. Joining her onstage is mezzo soprano Violeta Urmana as the Princess, and the Lorelei Ensemble.
Beginning the concert is Lili Boulanger’s short tone poem D’un Soir triste, one of few purely orchestral works completed by this prodigy before her untimely death in 1918 at age 24. Also on the program is Debussy’s immensely colorful Nocturnes, an 1899 masterpiece of musical Impressionism.
Ms. Opolais and Nelsons have recorded Puccini’s tragic story set within an austere convent with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln and WDR Rundfunkchor Köln. Further information and links to purchase are available via Nelsons’ Recordings.