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SOI - Spring 2017 Season

Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7:00PM
Symphony Orchestra of India / Carlo Rizzi conducts Beethoven’s Fifth

Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Strauss: Der Rosenkavaliersuite
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Carlo Rizzi ranks among today’s leading conductors. He is in high demand as a guest artist at the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals, not least for the insight and integrity of his musicianship and the visceral energy and psychological depths of his interpretations.

In his debut concert with the SOI, Maestro Rizzi will lead Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, arguably one of the best known symphonic works, and regarded by Hoffmann as “one of the most important works of all time.” The programme will also feature the prelude and liebestod from Wagner’s opera Tristan and Isolde, and the Rosenkavalier Suite by Richard Strauss.

Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 7:00PM
Symphony Orchestra of India / Opera Gala

Carlo Rizzi, conductor
Maria José Siri, soprano
Simon O’Neill, tenor
Kai Rüütel, mezzo soprano
Long Zhang, tenor
Andrea Vincenzo Bonsignore, baritone
Matteo Peirone, bass
Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino
Verdi: Otello (excerpts)
Giordano: Andrea Chénier (excerpts)
Bizet: Carmen Suites Nos. 1 & 2 (excerpts)

Simon O’Neill returns to Mumbai following his widely-acclaimed performances with the SOI in February 2015. Simon has established himself as one of the finest helden-tenors on the international stage and is a principal artist with the Metropolitan Opera, New York; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; and at the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals. Soprano Maria José Siri will open the 2016/17 season of La Scala playing the protagonist in Madama Butterfly under Maestro Riccardo Chailly. The star soprano has sung in some of the world’s most prestigious venues including La Scala, Vienna State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Liceu (Barcelona), and the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and has performed under such renowned conductors as, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Plácido Domingo, and Gianandrea Noseda.

Carlo Rizzi ranks among today’s leading conductors. Equally at home in opera and the concert hall, his vast repertoire spans everything from the foundation works of the operatic and symphonic canon to rarities by Bellini, Cimarosa and Donizetti. Future engagements include return visits to Teatro alla Scala, Milan; Welsh National Opera; Metropolitan Opera, New York; Opéra de Paris and Dutch National Opera.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 7:00PM

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7:00PM

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:00PM

Symphony Orchestra of India / La Bohème Revisited / Carlo Rizzi, conductor
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica
Based on a novel by Henri Murger
Symphony Orchestra of India

Carlo Rizzi, conductor (Feb 8)
Zane Dalal, conductor (Feb 9, 11)

Rodolfo: Giordano Lucà / Long Zhang
Mimi: Olena Tokar / Olga Busuioc
Marcello: Andrea Vincenzo Bonsignore
Musetta: Maria Mudryak
Colline: Andrea Concetti
Schaunard: Daniele Terenzi
Alcindoro/Benoit: Matteo Peirone
Narrator: Sax Nicosia
Director: Sax Nicosia
Lighting Designer: Alberto Giolitti

An innovative new production of Puccini’s masterpiece.

For the first time in India, the NCPA and the SOI present a new take on Giacomo Puccini’s beloved opera La Bohème. Puccini’s lush score is interspersed with texts from Murger’s original novel which inspired the opera, to tell the tale of the lives and loves of young artists in the Bohemian quarter of Paris. Featuring an international star cast, the performances will be led by renowned conductor Carlo Rizzi—who also conducts La Bohème at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, this season—and SOI Associate Music Director Zane Dalal.