All great artists push past traditional boundaries, sweeping us along with them. Wagner wrote a tender pastoral, an intimate gift for his wife; Ravel coloured the familiar delights of childhood with a gentle intimation of melancholy. In Honey and Rue, André Previn and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison created a contemporary song cycle of desire, sacrifice and resolution that speaks to us all. The NSO welcomes Canadian coloratura Caire de Sévigné, who adds her expressive voive to this unforgettable work. 

Performance Dates

  • Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 7:30PM
  • Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 2:30PM

in Cairns Recital Hall

Repertoire

Wagner
Siegfried Idyll*

Previn
Honey and Rue
text by Toni Morrison

Ravel 
Mother Goose [complete ballet]**

*first played in the NSO's 1979-80 season
**first played in the NSO's 1982-83 season