On Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 7:30 p.m., Bay Area classical music lovers will experience an electrifying evening of music by the great German composer Richard Wagner.
The concert will include excerpts from Tannhaeuser, Tristan und Isolde, Die Walkuere, Lohengrin, The Flying Dutchman and Die Meistersinger von Nuremberg. Soprano Othalie Graham will be featured in the well-known Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde and in dramatic arias from Die Walkuere and Tannhaeuser.
Richard Wagner portrayed the power of love in majestic vocal and instrumental music that remains as relevant and awe-inspiring now as it was in the composer’s time. Long before Stars Wars or Lord of the Rings lit up the cinema, Wagner envisioned grand dramatic spectacles – part fairy tale, part allegory – told through the most moving and exciting music ever composed. The Vallejo Center for the Arts will present selections from Wagner’s masterworks that have captivated audiences for more than a century in The Greatest Wagner Concert Ever!
Canadian American soprano Othalie Graham consistently receives international critical acclaim and is widely known for her commitment to Wagnerian repertoire. The Boston Globe noted that Graham’s “timbre and power were thrilling – with a steely ring from top to bottom.” Hers is a voice of heroic proportions, and she possesses a remarkable musicality and an interpretative imagination as incandescent as the music she sings.
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia Street, Vallejo, CA 94590
Reserved seating only: $58-$115 www.EmpressTheatre.org Tel: 707-552-2400