Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Debussy and Wagner — With Christine Goerke, Brandon Jovanovich, and Franz-Josef Selig

Festival de Lanaudière 2022

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Christine Goerke — Soprano (Sieglinde)

Brandon Jovanovich — Tenor (Siegmund)

Franz-Josef Selig — Bass (Hunding)

Orchestre Metropolitain

Yannick Nézet-Séguin — Conductor

Program notes

As the 45th edition of the Festival de Lanaudière draws to a close, gets you a front-row ticket to see the extraordinary Yannick Nézet-Séguin lead Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain in an epic live evening of Debussy and Wagner! They’ll be joined by a world-renowned group of soloists: soprano Christine Goerke, tenor Brandon Jovanovich, and bass Franz-Josef Selig.

The concert kicks off with the orchestral suite from Pelléas et Mélisande, adapted by Debussy from his opera of the same name. Pelléas recounts an impossible love story based on the same legend that led to the creation of Tristan und Isolde by Wagner—a composer to whom the inimitable Yannick turns next, conducting an unforgettable interpretation of the first act of Die Walküre. The second of four operas in the Ring cycle, Die Walküre’s tragic power arises from its incredible lyricism and memorable leitmotifs that come out sublimely in this concert version, especially with the three world-class Wagnerian singers who round out the evening’s cast!

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