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Stuart Skelton is among the world’s leading tenors and has appeared in opera houses throughout the globe, including the Metropolitan Opera and La Scala in Milan. At this concert, he will perform Wagner’s hauntingly beautiful love songs, written to poems by his lover, Mathilde Wesendonck.
The prelude to Tristan and Isolde is one of the most influential works of the nineteenth century, and the opera’s final moments, known as Isolde’s “Love-Death,” are among the most memorable in all of opera.
The Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů wrote his oboe concerto in 1955; it is a charming and delightful work with echoes of Stravinsky. The soloist is German oboist Julia Hantschel, who has been the Iceland Symphony’s leading oboist since 2018.
Listen to the concert live on Channel 1 (Rás 1) of the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RÚV).
Ticket sales and concertgoer’s guide
In accordance to local health regulations and to ensure the safety of our patrons, the Eldborg concert hall in Harpa has been divided into several areas, each with a maximum capacity of 200 guests. To ensure space between guests, one empty seat will be reserved between each ticket order. We also offer seats that ensure a distance of 2 meters on all sides, but these tickets must be booked through the Harpa ticket office, tel. 528-5050. Read our concertgoer’s guide here.
Attention: The program has been changed since it was originally published under the title Martinů and Sibelius.
Bohuslav Martinů: Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra
Richard Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder