Conductor - Giordano Bellincampi

Wagner - Rienzi: Overture
Wagner - Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Mahler - Symphony No.5

Tristan und Isolde is Wagner’s hymn to desire beyond reason. In the Liebestod, Isolde literally expires from passion, singing rapturously all the while.

It complements Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, whose second half centres around the famous Adagietto, a blissful love song to his wife. This colossal piece begins with a magnificent, despairing funeral march and a turbulent scherzo, before switching mood entirely and ending with uncontained jubilation. With a huge orchestra, including musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), all under Giordano Bellincampi’s direction it will be a performance to remember.

Presented in collaboration with the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)
Presented in association with ICBC

Notes Fund - Music for this concert has been supported by Charline Baker.

Supported by the Wagner Society of New Zealand from the bequest of Wallace Ryan

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Last updated: 06 July 2023