- Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra presents Rogues & Pranksters
- When: Sunday, May 11, at 5 p.m.
- Where: Lied Center for Performing Arts
- Seating: main floor
- Door time: 4 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- $32 for two tickets (up to $60 value)
- $59 for four tickets (up to $120 value)
The winners from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Nebraska District perform two of Mozart’s arias when they join the LSO for its season finale. Lightness, mischief, and fun ebb and flow through the selections, all of which come from gentlemen named Mozart (only one) or Strauss (three of them).
- Strauss—Don Juan: Richard Strauss’s stirring late-19th-century tone poem opens the show with breathless bombast.
- Mozart—Don Giovanni: the LSO performs both the stirring opener to and an aria from Mozart’s tale of a ladykiller who finds his lascivious ways may have greater repercussions than a continent-crossing trail of broken hearts.
- Mozart—Aria from The Marriage of Figaro: one of the winners of the Met’s recent Nebraska district auditions dives into one of the legendary arias from Mozart’s comic masterpiece.
- Strauss and Strauss—Waltzes and Polkas: a selection of spirited compositions from Johann and Josef Strauss, father-and-son composers of the 19th century.
- Strauss—Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks: another tone poem from Strauss, who used the tale of the chronic prankster to thumb his nose at the critics who disliked his previous compositions. Eulenspiegel is a folk hero who challenges the establishment and defies convention.