4. Symphony Concert

Works by Pjotr I. Tschaikowsky, Nino Rota and Sergej Prokofjew
Pjotr I. Tschaikowsky Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Nino Rota Sinfonia sopra una canzone d’amore
Sergej Prokofjew Symphony No. 5 in B flat major

Following the acclaimed performances of Gustav Mahler's Sixth Symphony, Nicola Luisotti returns to the podium of the Staatsorchester Stuttgart, with whom he has worked closely since his debut in 2001. In the Fantasy Overture Romeo and Juliet at the beginning of the concert, Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky brings together the contrasting worlds of Shakespeare's tragedy with shimmering romantic colours: the hatred of the hostile Capuleti and Montecchi families and the infinite longing of the young lovers. Deeply rooted in the language of romanticism is the Italian Nino Rota, who became known above all for his film music, such as that for Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather. His film scores are overshadowed by his numerous works for the concert hall. Flowing melodic lines and delicate lyricism characterise his Sinfonia sopra una canzone d'amore (Symphony on a Love Song) from 1947, parts of which he used in Luchino Visconti's The Leopard. Only Sergei Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5 was composed just three years earlier, and the composer's sonority trumped his entire oeuvre. The pianist Svyatoslav Richter said after the premiere: "Prokofiev looks down on his life from on high and on everything that was. There is something Olympian in it."
Musical Direction Nicola Luisotti
Staatsorchester Stuttgart

Dates:
Sun, March 30, 2025 11 h
Mon, March 31, 2025 19:30 h
Mar 2025
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Sun
30
11:00
Liederhalle, Beethovensaal
- / 22 / 26 / 32 / 39 / 45 €
https://www.staatsoperstuttgart.de Staatsoper Stuttgart Oberer Schloßgarten 6, 70173 Stuttgart

Mon
31
19:30
Liederhalle, Beethovensaal
- / 18 / 23 / 29 / 34 / 40 €
Cast
Musikalische Leitung Nicola Luisotti