Nothing says “drama” like Italian opera—and while vocal arias may be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of composers like Verdi, Puccini, and Rossini, they poured some of their most breathtakingly beautiful melodies into the orchestral music they created for their operas. In this concert, Music Director Juraj Valčuha and the orchestra share a treasure trove of overtures and interludes from Madama Butterfly, Macbeth, and more, capped off by Rossini’s famous William Tell Overture.

What to Expect:

  • Music of drama, power, and passion
  • Gear up for Rodeo Season with a live performance of Rossini’s iconic William Tell Overture (The Lone Ranger Theme)
  • Nothing says “amore” like Italian opera! Set the stage for a romantic evening out, just in time for Valentine’s Day


Feb 7
Friday, 7:30 PM
at Jones Hall
Feb 9
Sunday, 2:00 PM
at Jones Hall


RESPIGHI  Belfagor: Overture
CASSELLA  La donna serpente: Suite No. 2
VERDI  Macbeth: Act III Ballet Music
PUCCINI  Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo from Act III
PUCCINI  Suor Angelica: Intermezzo
PUCCINI  Madama Butterfly: Intermezzo
ROSSINI  William Tell: Overture


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