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Season Opening Gala Concert
September 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
The 2015-16 season will kick off with a special Season Opening Gala Concert on September 26 that highlights the great talents of the Austin Opera Orchestra. Rising dramatic soprano Heidi Melton will be joined by Rachele Gilmore, and Liz Cass, led by principal conductor Richard Buckley, in selections from beloved operas by Wagner and Strauss including Tristan und Isolde, Der Rosenkavalier, Salome, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg & more.
Wagner – Rienzi Overture
Wagner – Tristan und Isolde, Prelude and Liebestod
Strauss – Der Rosenkavalier excerpts, includes presentation of the Rose and the Trio
Strauss – Salome, Dance of the Seven Veils
Strauss – Salome, Final Scene
Wagner – Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
For Gala Packages, including concert tickets and an elegant post-concert dinner on stage with the musicians, please call 512.610.7668.
Vocal selections from the Season Opening Gala Concert will be sung in German with the English translation projected above the stage.