Göteborgs Konserthus Nina Stemme sings Wagner

Event has already taken place. Burning desire with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ryan Bancroft and soprano Nina Stemme.

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
370-530 SEK Student 185-265 SEK

Event has already taken place

Nina Stemme is one of Sweden’s most internationally acclaimed dramatic sopranos, and Wagner is something of her speciality. Here we get to hear her in Wesendonck Lieder, which Wagner composed at the same time as Tristan und Isolde. The music portrays burning desire, heavenly beauty and impassioned longing. It is evident from Alexander von Zemlinsky’s symphonic fantasia The Mermaid that the Austrian composer was strongly influenced by Wagner’s music.

Zemlinsky was fascinated by the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Here we get to hear his imaginative representation of the tale of the mermaid who saves the life of a prince when his ship sinks. The music evokes a sense of both the stormy emotions and the powerful waves of the violent sea. The concert begins with music by the acclaimed British but New York-based composer Hannah Kendall. The orchestra is led by Ryan Bancroft, who will be the new Chief Conductor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra from the 2023-2024 season.

Dirigenten Ryan Bancroft lutar sig över ett notblad med pennan i hand, det går ljusstrålar från notbladet.


Introduction to the concert

Take a seat in the Great Hall one hour before the concert begins and learn more about the music you will soon experience! You will get the stories behind the music, knowledge of the composers and own reflections about the classical pieces. The introduction last for about 30 minutes, it is free and free seating in the hall. Warm welcome!

The concert is performed with translation on a text machine. Swedish text Sven Lenninger.


Hannah Kendall The Spark Catchers 10 min

Intermission 25 min


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