Rachmaninov

ALEKO & FRANCESCA DA RIMINI

CONCERT PERFORMANCE

Part of the Sunday Series: Opera in Concert

Theatre Royal

Glasgow

Sun 6 May

Book Tickets

Adapted from a poem by Pushkin, Aleko was Rachmaninov’s first opera. A blistering tale of gypsies, jealousy and violent revenge, the score draws heavily on Russian folk music, blended with his unique and melodic voice. It is paired with Francesca da Rimini, a story of love and death, sin and innocence. With a plot drawn from Dante’s Inferno, this little-known opera is one of tenderness underpinned by Rachmaninov’s unmistakably dark tone.

Curated by Music Director Stuart Stratford, The Sunday Series: Opera in Concert puts the spotlight on early and lesser-known works by opera’s biggest names. Join The Orchestra of Scottish Opera and some world-class guest singers for drama, emotion, romance, and, most importantly, great music.

Running time approx. 2 hours 30 mins

Cast & Creative Team

Soloists
Oleg Dolgov, Ekaterina Goncharova, Gevorg Hakobyan, Anne-Marie Owens

Conductor
Stuart Stratford

Theatre Royal Glasgow 
6 May 2018 3pm