Famous Instrumental Music from Operas

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Most of the music in operas is sung, but the pieces you’ll hear on Classics for Kids this weekend also have instrumental sections that are often played separately.

Music used within the program:

Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, "Triumphal March"

Richard Wagner: Die Walkure, "Ride of the Valkyries"

Richard Wanger: Lohengrin, "Wedding March"

George Frideric Handel: Xerxes, "Ombra Ma Fu" ("Largo")

George Frideric Handel: Solomon, "Entrance of the Queen of Sheba"

Jules Massenet: Thaïs, "Meditation"

Gioacchino Rossini: William Tell, Overture

Benjamin Britten: Gloriana, "Dances" 

Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda, "Dance of the Hours"