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Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko conducts Strauss and Prokofiev

Vasily Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic return to the International Festival with a vibrant programme of Richard Strauss and Prokofiev.

Oslo Philharmonic
Vasily Petrenko Conductor

Lise Davidsen Soprano

Richard Strauss Don Juan
Richard Strauss Songs
Prokofiev Symphony No 6 

Deeply moving and profoundly cathartic: the Oslo Philharmonic and charismatic Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko perform Prokofiev’s masterful meditation on the tragedy of war, in the centenary year of the 1918 Armistice. His darkly lyrical Sixth Symphony is a poignant elegy to the Soviet victims of the Second World War.

Petrenko and his Oslo players made a huge impact at their two International Festival concerts in 2015, acclaimed for their sonic beauty and powerful musical visions.

Richard Strauss’s exuberant Don Juan is a vivid musical portrait of the inveterate womaniser that ends with a duel to the death.

Captivating young Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen – winner of Plácido Domingo’s celebrated Operalia contest in 2015 – sings exquisite orchestral songs by Strauss including Cäcilie and Wiegenlied.

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Language
Sung in German with English supertitles

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16 August 2018

  • Usher Hall (Show on map)
  • 1hr 50mins approx (one interval)
  • £15 - £47*

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2019 programme will be available in the spring. 

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Supported by

Norwegian Consulate General Edinburgh