Recorded live at the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig in May 2017, this release features a delightful concert by the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and conductor Andris Nelsons. For the program, the conductor has chosen works by Antonin Dvorak, including the Othello Concert Overture, and his famous Symphony No. 9 in E minor- “From the New World.” Also featured in this concert is young soprano Kristine Opolais. Acknowledged as one of the most exciting sopranos before the public today, she made her debut in October 2010 at the Bavarian State Opera House in Munich in the title role of the new production of Dvorak’s Rusalka directed by Martin Kusej. It seems only fitting that she return to Dvorak for this performance. This recording was made during Andris Nelsons first season as Gewandhauskapellmeister.
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Othello – Concert Overture
Song to the Moon (Rusalka)
Songs My Mother Taught Me (Gypsy Songs)
How confused I feel (Dalibor, Bedřich Smetana)
Oh, it‘s useless (Rusalka)
Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 “From the New World”