May 15 - 16, 2020
Concert Time: 8:00 pm
Wagner arr. Maazel – The Ring Without Words
Long before Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones became household names in pop culture, composer Richard Wagner created the story of The Ring of Nibelung where mortals and immortals searched for a magic ring with the power to grant dominion over all. Lorin Maazel’s wonderful arrangement makes it easy to enjoy the greatest moments from Wagner’s epic opera cycle—including the Ride of the Valkyries, Magic Fire Music, and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey!
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Music Director of the Toledo Symphony (USA), conductor Alain Trudel has been praised for his “immense talent as conductor, musician and performer” (La Presse). He is also Music Director of l’Orchestre Symphonique de Laval, Principal Youth and Family Conductor of the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Principal Guest conductor of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. Trudel was also the CBC Radio Orchestra conductor, taking the orchestra to new heights of artistic quality, as well as public and critical acclaim.
Trudel has conducted every major orchestra in Canada as well as orchestras in the UK, USA, Sweden, Brazil, Italy, Russia, Japan, Hong-Kong, Malaysia and Latin America. Trudel made his Opera de Montréal debut in 2009 in Mozart’s Magic Flute and conducted the live recording of their 30th anniversary gala. He has been a regular guest since and in March 2017 he conducted to great acclaim (“The entire audience was on its feet for another standing ovation, with concertgoers shouting “wow” and “bravo.” Rolling Stone Magazine, “The Wall Triumphs in Montréal.” Le Figaro, Paris) the world premiere operatic version of “The Wall”. Trudel will also lead the american premiere at the Cincinnati Opera in July 2018. Continue Reading
Listen ahead to Wagner's The Ring Without Words.
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