Conductor Kirill Karabits
Piano Valentina Lisitsa
Die Meistersinger Prelude
Rheingold Entrance of the Gods
Tannhaüser Grand March
Tristan and Isolde Prelude and Liebestod
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3
Kirill Karabits and the BSO celebrate Wagner’s 200th birthday with a night of Wagnerian operatic show stoppers. From the nobility of Meistersinger to the passion and pathos of Tristan, the grandeur of the Gods’ entry into Valhalla to the brass-capped brilliance of the Tannhaüser March, the birthday greetings bedazzle.
Away from the opera house, rising star Valentina Lisitsa trains her ‘fevered urgency and iron-clad’ technique’ (The Telegraph), on Rachmaninov’s own piano concerto favourite.
Pre-concert interview: Tim Fisher (BSO First Violin)
6.25pm, free with a concert ticket to Wagner Gala
Discovering Music Talk
Saturday 5 October, The Lantern, 11am
Bristol conductor Jonathan James hosts this popular series of talks that dig deeper into the themes and ideas behind the music.Tweet your photos and reviews of this show and they'll show up on this page and our Digital Archive. Just use the hashtags: #colstonhall and #show152726