Susanna’s Secret

Fri, Mar 17, 2017, 7:30 PM
Part of the series TŌN at Carnegie Hall

at Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
in NYC

  • Works by Respighi and Wolf-Ferrari
  • TŌN performs two orchestral suites and a one-act opera-in-concert
  • Conducted by Leon Botstein; “relentlessly innovative” –The New York Times
  • With soprano Julianne Borg and baritone Michael Kelly

The Music

Respighi: Church Windows
Journeys from delicate to blazing. The second movement sonically depicts an epic celestial battle.

Respighi: Rossiniana
Dark and evocative. Respighi based this suite on Rossini’s piano music from his collection Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age).

Wolf-Ferrari: Susanna’s Secret
Lilting and whimsical. Susanna’s newlywed husband suspects her of infidelity—will he discover her trespasses or will he be burned by the truth?

The Artists

LEON BOTSTEIN, conductor