Scheherazade: Finishing Touches Rehearsal

Scheherazade: Finishing Touches Rehearsal
Abravanel Hall
123 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions

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Start your morning off right with brunch bites and a behind-the-scenes look at the process of bringing our concerts to the stage. Finishing Touches gives our audience the opportunity to observe working rehearsals; selections from the program will be rehearsed at the discretion of the conductor.

The story of Scheherazade and the tales she weaves over 1,001 nights to placate a wrathful sultan is so captivating that it set off the imaginations of many brilliant minds, including Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel. Sumptuous melodies and fantastical soundscapes define Rimsky-Korsakov’s beloved orchestral suite, and Utah Opera regular Wendy Bryn Harmer performs Ravel’s lesser-known and lovely song cycle. This dual exploration is beautifully complemented by Dobrinka Tabakova’s Orpheus’ Comet inspired by the tragic love story of Orpheus and Euridice; a romantic couple destined to faced a heartbreaking decision.


DOBRINKA TABAKOVA: Orpheus’ Comet (U.S. Premiere)
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ACCESSIBILITY: We are committed to making our performances and venues accessible to all of our patrons.

GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. No babes in arms will be admitted.

LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will be at an appropriate break in the concert, to be determined at a later date, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.

Artists and programs are subject to change. No refunds. View Terms of Sale here.



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