‘Orango’ – Shostakovich’s Lost Opera Premieres In Europe.

On May 16th, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, performed the European premiere of an incomplete and forgotten by Dmitri Shostakovich - Orango, an opera originally commissioned by the Bolshoi Theatre in 1932, but which became a satire on the Russian bourgeois press. The world premiere was given in December 2011, performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Esa-Pekka Salonen talks about the project in this video.
Posted on May 21, 2013 @ 15.24