Passion and Pleasure

The drug-induced fantasy world is only one of many utterly original aspects of the Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique. American conductor Jeffery Meyer returns to lead TPO, joined budding opera superstar Nutthaporn Thammathi in works of Italian opera delights!

Concerts:

  • 11 May 2018 / 7.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 6.15 p.m.)
  • 12 May 2018 / 4.00 p.m. / PMH (Pre-Concert Talk 3.15 p.m.)

Conductor: Jeffery Meyer

Soloist: Nutthaporn Thammathi, Tenor

Programs:

  • Thai Traditional Music
  • Amilcare Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours “La Gioconda”
  • Giacomo Puccini: Che gelida manina “La Bohème”
  • Giacomo Puccini: Donna non vidi mai “Manon Lescaut”
  • Giacomo Puccini: Intermezzo “Manon Lescaut”
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Quando le sere al placido “Luisa Miller”
  • Giacomo Meyerbeer: O paradise “L’Africaine”
  • Giacomo Puccini: Nessun Dorma “Turandot”
  • Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14

Synopsis:

In “Passion and Pleasure” the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra features one of Thailand’s truly great budding opera superstars, tenor Nutthaporn Thammathi, in classic arias by Puccini, Verdi and other romantic opera giants.

The Budapest Times described Nutthaporn’s powerful instrument as a “voice that sings of hundreds of years of sadness and pain. In extremes we find the magic within.” A quarterfinalist at the Operalia, a voice competition founded by Placido Domingo, in 2015 Nuttahporn has gradually found a place among the famed opera houses of Europe including in the title role in Gounod’s Faust in the Budapest Opera House. With TPO he will perform some of the most beloved operatic arias including the dramatic masterpiece “Nessum Dorma” from Puccini’s Turandot.

The dramatic character carries over to the second part of the concert with Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique, a revolutionary piece for its time and still holding many unusual surprises for modern audiences. Dream-like and utterly original, Berlioz shocked his contemporaries with new orchestral colors and techniques. Leading this remarkably diverse concert is the equally remarkable American conductor Jeffrey Meyer, a frequent guest conductor with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tickets Price: 1500, 1000, 800, 600, 400 Baht
50% discount for Children and students below the age of 25 (or currently studying in an undergraduate program)

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