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The Italian Symphony

And heavenly beauty in Wagner’s Wesendonck songs.

Dorothea Röschmann entered the international opera scene in 1995, in a performance of Susanna in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at the festival in Salzburg. Since then, she has been considered one of Europe’s elite singers. Here, she sings Wagner’s Wesendonck songs – music filled with fiery longing, incredible beauty and passionate desire. 

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s Symphony No. 4 is inspired by a trip to Italy. The culture, people, scenery and art all made an impression on him. On the trip, he wrote home to his sister Fanny: “The Italian symphony is promising! It will be one of my most cheerful works, especially the final movement.” It is also truly Italian: we hear the lively saltarello, a dance for couples dating back to the seventeenth century, in which the female partner is swung up in the air. 

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Estonian Kristiina Poska. She is chief conductor of the Flanders Symphony Orchestra and regularly guest-performs with orchestras such as the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Camerata Salzburg, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and the Munich Philharmonic. 

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And heavenly beauty in Wagner’s Wesendonck songs.

Wednesday 2 November 2022 18.00

Ends approximately 19.00

Price:

125-350 SEK

Dorothea Röschmann entered the international opera scene in 1995, in a performance of Susanna in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at the festival in Salzburg. Since then, she has been considered one of Europe’s elite singers. Here, she sings Wagner’s Wesendonck songs – music filled with fiery longing, incredible beauty and passionate desire. 

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s Symphony No. 4 is inspired by a trip to Italy. The culture, people, scenery and art all made an impression on him. On the trip, he wrote home to his sister Fanny: “The Italian symphony is promising! It will be one of my most cheerful works, especially the final movement.” It is also truly Italian: we hear the lively saltarello, a dance for couples dating back to the seventeenth century, in which the female partner is swung up in the air. 

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Estonian Kristiina Poska. She is chief conductor of the Flanders Symphony Orchestra and regularly guest-performs with orchestras such as the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Camerata Salzburg, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and the Munich Philharmonic. 

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Book before the tickets are released!

This concert is included in our series Onsdagstimmen. You can secure your place by purchasing a subscription right now – with 25 percent off the ticket price.

Read more about Onsdagstimmen

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Richard Wagner Wesendonck Lieder arr Felix Mottl
    21 min
  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Symphony No. 4 ’’Italian’’
    30 min
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Kristiina Poska conductor
  • Dorothea Röschmann soprano

Wednesday 2 November 2022 18.00

Ends approximately 19.00

Price:

125-350 SEK