After final week’s magnificent live performance I couldn’t miss one other likelihood to see and listen to Danielle de Niese in on the Nationwide Live performance Corridor in Dublin, once more with the Nationwide Symphony Orchestra underneath the course of Jaime Martin. It was one other fascinating (and really full) programme.
For final week’s live performance, the Nationwide Live performance Corridor was solely about two-thirds full however this time it was packed. I feel the glowing critiques of La Voix Humaine contributed to that, as did the spherical of media interviews Danielle de Niese has achieved since then contributed to the complete home.
Danielle de Niese appears to love singing twentieth century French music and the live performance opened with Shéhérazade by Maurice Ravel. It is a cycle of three songs that are settings of poems impressed by The Arabian Nights written by the pseudonymous poet Tristan Klingsor: Asie, La flûte enchantée, and L’Indifférent. Ravel was an actual grasp of orchestration, and he creates a succession of unique textures to enrich the vocal strains. It’s not a protracted piece -altogether the three songs final about quarter-hour – nevertheless it covers an unlimited territory. There’s greater than a nod to Debussy on this work too.
After that Danielle de Niese went off stage to alter her frock, which was lime inexperienced for the Ravel, whereas the orchestra performed the overture to the singspiel Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I’ve really reviwed the entire Opera (was that actually 12 years in the past?) and wrote then (concerning the plot):
It’s admittedly a bit skinny, even by the requirements of comedian opera however, proper from the fabulous overture, the music is gorgeous and there’s an excessive amount of good-humoured enjoyable,
The overture is nice enjoyable to take heed to, and clearly additionally to play. Jaime Martin was beaming and bouncing up and down on the rostrum in the course of the efficiency.
After which Danielle de Niese returned (this time in a lurid crimson gown) to sing one other piece by Mozart. Exsultate, Jubilate is a bit for solo voice and orchestra often described as a motet however technically actually a cantata. There are three actions, marked Allegro, Andante and Allegro. It’s clearly a piece,with a non secular theme, and the central Andante motion does sound like it’s sacred music, however the outer Allegro actions are very operatic, with demanding coloratura passages, particularly within the remaining Hallelujah. I don’t often affiliate such vocal acrobatics with non secular music, nevertheless it’s actually a really exuberant and joyful piece. Astonishingly, Mozart was simply 17 years previous when he wrote it.
That piece by Mozart introduced very totally different challenges to the soloist, Danielle de Niese however she confirmed herself to be a really completed performer on this too. With that her two-week residence in Dublin got here to an finish. She was introduced with an enormous bouquet of flowers and a standing ovation earlier than we headed off to the bar for the interval.
After the wine break the Nationwide Symphony Orchestra was joined by the Nationwide Symphony Refrain for full efficiency of the music to the ballet Daphnis et Chloé by Maurice Ravel. As is the case with Stravinsky’s Firebird, music from this ballet is usually performed within the type of a set or, within the case of this ballet, two suites, however I’ve to say the entire is way better than the sum of the suites and this work has develop into one in all my favorite items to listen to dwell. It’s a gloriously sensual and dramatic work, once more brilliantly orchestrated, stuffed with vibrant colors and luxurious textures, and much more fantastic when accompanied by the wordless singing of the massed ranks of the Nationwide Symphony Refrain. The rating lasts a great hour, however that point appeared to flash by on this efficiency which was extraordinarily effectively acquired by a really appreciative viewers.
This was a really full programme and I needed to go away in the course of the applause to verify I bought again to Pearse station in time to catch the prepare again to Maynooth. I’m not as fast on my pins as I was. I arrived at Pearse with about 5 minutes to spare solely to seek out that the prepare was 5 minutes late so I didn’t have rushed.
I’ve to congratulate whoever is doing the programming for these NSO live shows on the NCH. The previous few have been glorious, and subsequent week’s recipe of Ives, Beethoven and Sibelius seems nice too!
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