The interval at about 7.50 pm. The concert ends at about 9.20 pm.
basso Mikhail PetrenkoPicture by: Aleksandra BodrovaMikhail Petrenko
A sullen old man serially kills his wives in Bartók’s opera Bluebeard’s Castle, while two feuding families deprive two young lovers of their happiness and lives in Prokofiev’s ballet. Yet they all wanted simply to be loved. Blood-curdling growls and hysterical outbursts issue from the mouths of Mikhail Petrenko and Violeta Urmana, two stars familiar from the Met.
Hannu Lintu, conductor Violeta Urmana, soprano Mikhail Petrenko, bass
Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Suite for Orchestra Béla Bartók: Bluebeard’s Castle