Round Rock Symphony presents Opera Highlights Concert | March 25, 2018

The Round Rock Symphony is excited to feature rising opera stars from the Butler Opera Center at the University of Texas on this program of operatic masterpieces on 

Fresh from a follow-up invitation as cover conductor for the New York Philharmonic, Round Rock Symphony’s Music Director and Conductor Stefan Sanders takes the helm for an afternoon of classic opera, featuring four soloists from Butler Opera International: Julia Taylor, Soprano; Ellie Shattles, Mezzo-Soprano; Junsuk Park, Tenor; and Said Pressley, Baritone. This concert by Round Rock Symphony will feature selections from Verdi, Donizetti, Bizet, Rossini, and Bellini.



Verdi – Overture from Nabucco

Donizetti – Extended Scene from Act I of Lucia di Lammermoor “Egli s’avanza”

“Sulla tomba che rinserra” + “Qui di sposa eterna”

Bizet – Carmen Suite No. 1 Aragonaise

Bizet – Habanera from Carmen

Bizet – Carmen Suite No. 2, Danse Bohème

Bizet – “Au fond du temple saint” from Les Pêcheurs de perles

Rossini – Overture to La Gazza Ladra

Rossini – “Dunque io son” from Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Verdi – Extended Scene from Act I from La Traviata “E strano” “Ah fors’e lui”

“Follie! Delirio vano è questo -“Sempre libera”

Verdi – “De’ miei bollenti spiriti” from La Traviata

Bellini – “Mira o Norma” “Si, fino all’ore estreme” from Norma

Verdi – “Questa o quella” from Rigoletto

Verdi – “Bella figlia del’ amore” from Rigoletto

This March concert from the Round Rock Symphony will be followed by its performance later this spring with award-winning pianist and University of Texas faculty Anton Nel, presenting Beethoven’s “Emperor Concerto” (Piano Concerto No. 5 in E♭ major), Sunday, May 6, 2018, 4:00pm-6:30pm, at the Klett Performing Arts Center.

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