Michael Tilson Thomas Leads Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 and Selections from Mozart’s Zaïde

Soprano Nadine Sierra makes her SFS debut in these concerts

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) leads the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) and soprano Nadine Sierra in Three Arias from Mozart’s unfinished opera Zaïde and the Orchestra performs Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 February 28 – March 2 at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. Two of the arias performed by Nadine Sierra as part of her SF Symphony debut, Trostlos schluchzet Philomele and Tiger! Wetze nur die Klauen, are receiving their first San Francisco Symphony performances at these concerts. The third aria is Ruhe zanft.

Nadine Sierra  is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music and an alumnus of the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program, where she appeared as Adina in L’elisir d’amore. Sierra has also participated in the Palm Beach Opera’s Young Artists Program, the International Vocal Arts Institute, and the Music Academy of the West. Currently an Adler Fellow, Sierra made her San Francisco Opera debut in 2011 creating the roles of Juliet and Barbara in the world premiere of Christopher Theofanidis’ Heart of a Soldier.

The San Francisco Symphony first performed the original 1883 version of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 with then-Music Director Pierre Monteux conducting in 1947. MTT will be conducting the Robert Haas edition of the score for these concerts, as he did in the most recent SFS performances in 2003.


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