2017/2018 San Antonio Symphony Performances
The Symphony shines the spotlight on 14 awe-inspiring Classics Series concerts beginning with Olga Kern, as she performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2; a celebration of San Antonio’s Tricentennial in winter 2018; and six eclectic Pops Series concerts.
Friday, Sep 8, 2017
7:30pm – 10:00pm
H-E-B PERFORMANCE HALL
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
The victorious war general Macbeth listens to the prophesies of three witches, who say he will one day be king of Scotland. Macbeth and his wife are overcome by an uncontrollable desire for power, but the road to the throne is bathed in blood and leads only to insanity and death. Macbeth is Giuseppe Verdi’s tenth opera and his first to be inspired by William Shakespeare.
Macbeth is a study in how the lust for power corrodes human compassion and morals… and it does so with tension, drama, and absolute beauty.
Maestro Sebastian Lang-Lessing conducts both performances of Opera SA’s Macbeth.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
SAN ANTONIO, TX, 78212