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Barbara Bonney

Royal Scottish National Orchestra with Barbara Bonney and Sir Andrew Davis

Perth 800 Concert

Friday 28th May 2010

Perth Concert Hall, 19:30

This event was part of the 2010 Festival Programme.

Programme - Mozart Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K.492 Haydn Berenice che fai? (Scena di Berenice), Hob XXIVa:10 Schubert Incidental music from Rosamunde, D.797 Lehár Vilja Lied from The Merry Widow, J Strauss Jr Emperor Waltzes, Op. 437, Grieg Four Songs, Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56, ‘Scottish’

The Festival is staging this stunning concert to mark Perth 800, which is a year long programme of events to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the granting of the Royal Burgh Charter to Perth by King William the Lion of Scotland in 1210.

American-born Barbara Bonney is one of the world's most accomplished lyric sopranos. She has said that she is so happy and honoured to be taking part in the celebration of the 800th anniversary of Perth, the land of golf, her other great passion. She now leads the field in her chosen repertory of roles by Mozart and Richard Strauss and is increasingly recognised as one of the finest Lieder and concert performers of her generation. Barbara Bonney sings with the world's leading opera companies and her interpretations of Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier under Sir Georg Solti and Carlos Kleiber have both been released on video, as has her performance of the role of Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) from La Scala, Milan. She is also a regular guest with the Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and in Munich, Hamburg and Geneva.

Sir Andrew Davis has served as Music Director & Principal Conductor of Lyric Opera of Chicago since 2000. Maestro Davis is the Conductor Laureate of the Toronto Symphony, the Conductor Laureate of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the former Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Born in 1944 in Hertfordshire, England, Maestro Davis studied at King’s College, Cambridge, where he was an organ scholar before taking up the baton. His diverse repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary, and his vast conducting credits span the symphonic and operatic and choral worlds. In addition to the core symphonic and operatic composers, he is a great proponent of twentieth century works including those by Janacek, Messiaen, Boulez, Elgar, Tippett and Britten.

Concert likely to finish about 21.50

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