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Kansas City Symphony Classical Series FESTA ITALIANA

Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center

Michael Stern, conductor

Kansas City Symphony Chorus, Charles Bruffy, chorus director

ROSSINI Overture to L’italiana in Algieri

PUCCINI Selections from Madama Butterfly

LEONCAVALLO “Bell Chorus” from Pagliacci

PUCCINI Orchestral Interludes from Manon Lescaut and Le villi

VERDI “Matador’s Chorus” from La traviata

VERDI “Zitti, Zitti” from Rigoletto

VERDI “Anvil Chorus” from II trovatore

VERDI Selections from Nabucco

VERDI “Chorus of the Scottish refugees” from Macbeth

PUCCINI Capriccio Sinfonico

MASCAGNI “Easter Hymn” and Interlude from Cavalleria rusticana

VERDI “Triumphal March” from Act II of Aida

A night of opera at Helzberg Hall! The powerful 160-voice Symphony Chorus joins Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony to perform famous excerpts from beloved Italian operas. From the sparkling overture to Rossini’s comic opera, The Italian Girl in Algiers, to highlights of Puccini’s best work, to the “Triumphal March” from the grandest of grand operas, Aida, you’ll be swept off your feet. Note: G. Kenneth & Ann Baum Concert Comments will not be presented in Helzberg Hall prior to these performances. Tickets start at $25. For more information, please call the Symphony Box Office at (816) 471-0400 or visit


Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 08:00

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