ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. — The passion and storytelling of opera melodies are told through the awe-inspiring young musicians of Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings (PSSS) when they perform the final concert of their season. The performance, led by Music Director Irene Kroesen, begins with Mozart’s “Papageno” Suite, the comedic bird catcher from The Magic Flute. Then, Verdi’s Prelude to Act I from La Traviata, which is followed by the sparkling Overture to “Semiramide” by Rossini. The concert concludes with the famous tenor aria “Nessum Dorma” from Turandot. For the finale, members of Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble join PSSS to become a full orchestra for a performance of Bizet’s “Carmen” Suite. Arrive early to enjoy a pre-concert opera performance in the lobby with Susan Miller, soprano; Allison Hieger, mezzo soprano; and Nathan Hieger, baritone, beginning in the lobby at 2:20 p.m.
The concert, featuring unique stage enhancements, takes place Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m., in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.