A Florentine Tragedy


An evening of operatic drama, courtesy of the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski, with mezzo-soprano Heike Wessels (Bianca, Simone's wife), tenor Sergei Skorokhodov (Guido Bardi, Prince of Florence), and baritone

Albert Dohmen (Simone, a merchant). Richard Strauss's 'Die Frau ohne Schatten' (excerpts); and Alexander von Zemlinsky's 'A Florentine Tragedy' (an opera in one act based on the play by Oscar Wilde. Performed in German with English surtitles). Note: at 6.15pm, a free pre-concert talk in RFH. A discussion on the music of Zemlinsky with David Trendell, college organist and senior lecturer in music at King's College London.)


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