Masterworks II

Star Crossed: Romeo & Juliet

November 19, 2023 at 3pm
Collins Center for the Arts
Lucas Richman, conductor
Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano

Drama fills this program as two tales of star-crossed lovers take center stage: Tristan und Isolde, and Romeo & Juliet.


  • Debussy | PrĂ©lude Ă  l’après-midi d’un faune
  • Wagner | Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
  • Prokofiev | Selections from Romeo & Juliet

What’s Interesting About This Concert

  • Michelle DeYoung has brought her celebrated interpretations of Wagner’s music to concert halls and stages around the world; having first worked with Maestro Richman in 1995, the two artists will reunite in Bangor.
  • Like Tristan and Isolde, the fates of Romeo and Juliet have been explored for centuries across artistic mediums. Prokofiev’s music is iconic for its energy and depth.