1. Romeo Et Juliette. Soloists: Olga Borodina; Thomas Moser; Alastair Miles. Sir Colin Davis conducts the Vienna Philharmonic, and the chorus is the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks.
For the first half of 7/23's SNO we heard Finnish composer Aulis Sallinen's 1978 opera "The Red Line," based on Ilmari Kianto's 1911 novel of the same name.
Two operas about foreign travel, in celebration of summer vacation.
First we heard "Nixon in China," in honor of yesterday (7/16), the 40th anniversary of Nixon's announcement of the upcoming trip to China.
Also, "L'Italiana in Algeri" premiered on May 22, 1813 in Venice, on the very day that Johanna Rosine was birthing Richard Wagner in Leipzig.
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