Andris Nelsons Leads the BSO in Act II of TOSCA 8/26

Andris Nelsons Leads the BSO in Act II of TOSCA 8/26

Andris Nelsons Leads the BSO in Act II of TOSCA 8/26On Saturday, August 26, Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons will lead the orchestra in Act II of Puccini's Tosca, featuring soprano Kristine Opolais in the title role, along with bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel as Scarpia. The performance will also feature tenor Russell Thomas as Cavaradossi; tenor Matthew DiBattista as Spoletta, and baritone Douglas Williams as Sciarrone (in his BSO debut). The Opera Gala program will also feature songs and arias from composers including Smetana, Dvo?ák, and Mozart. Ms. Opolais and Sir Bryn recently performed Tosca in concert together at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on July 4, 2017, under conductor Gareth Jones.

In May, it was announced that Sir Bryn Terfel would replace baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who withdrew from the concert for reasons of health.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 TANGLEWOOD CONCERT LISTING
All programs and artists are subject to change
+BSO debut

Saturday, August 26, 8 p.m. Shed
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Kristine Opolais, soprano
Sir Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone
Russell Thomas, tenor (Cavaradossi in Tosca)
Matthew DiBattista, tenor (Spoletta in Tosca)
Douglas Williams, baritone+ (Sciarrone in Tosca)
Tanglewood Festival Chorus,
James Burton, conductor
PUCCINI Tosca, Act II
Music by SMETANA, DVO?ÁK, and MOZART

Soprano Kristine Opolais, bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus join Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra for an evening of opera and song, including Act II of Puccini's Tosca, as well as music by Smetana, Dvo?ák, and Mozart.