Special RDSO concert this month

Emmy and Grammy award-winning Tenor Ben Heppner, one of the greatest heroic tenors to be seen and heard in generations

Emmy and Grammy award-winning Tenor Ben Heppner, one of the greatest heroic tenors to be seen and heard in generations, will be joining the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra on stage for a special performance on March 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Red Deer College Arts Centre.

In addition to operatic favourites such as Puccini’s Nessun Dorma, a variety of repertoire will be offered. The program will open with solo repertoire with a pianist, featuring works by Schumann, Britten and Liszt. The full orchestra will join Heppner in the second half for favourites by Haydn, Noël Coward, and more.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early in order to enjoy a pre-concert champagne reception. There will also be a post-concert dessert reception, provided by the Black Knight Inn’s renowned chef.

“This special performance allows us to meet our patrons’ demands for more concerts in our season, and work with an internationally acclaimed guest artist,” said Executive Director Melody McKnight.

Heppner currently hosts ‘Saturday afternoon at the Opera’ on CBC.

Many of his greatest portrayals have been revealed in new productions at The Metropolitan Opera.

Tickets for this concert are available through the Black Knight Ticket Centre, 2929 – 50th Ave. Charge by phone: 403-755-6626 or 1-800-661-8793, or online at www.bkticketcentre.ca.

Gala tickets are $150, or $125 for RDSO Main Series subscribers.

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