Immerse yourself in this revolutionary performance celebrating the fusion of classical music with classic rock in a concert filmed live at the world-famous Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest. Featuring six world-class vocalists, five top rock musicians, the 40-member Hungarian Opera Choir and the 65-piece Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, ROCKTOPIA delivers one-of-a-kind musical arrangements pairing Beethoven with Journey, Strauss with The Who, and more in musical mash-ups that surprise and delight. Inspiring and uplifting, Rocktopia is an entertaining spectacle that brings a whole new way of enjoying the best of classical music and classic rock to audiences.
Conducted by Maestro Randall Craig Fleischer and recorded on June 30, 2016, the concert showcases the works of classical composers as well as rock bands, including the music of Mozart, Journey, Handel, U2, Tchaikovsky, Heart, Beethoven, Styx, Foreigner, Rachmaninoff, Pink Floyd, Copland, The Who and more.
ROCKTOPIA LIVE IN BUDAPEST: A CLASSICAL (R)EVOLUTION features these performances:
“Also Sprach Zarathustra” / “Baba O’Riley”
“Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” / “Come Sail Away”
“Lascia Ch’io Pianga” / “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me”
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor/ “Alone”
Symphonie Fantastique / “Dream On”
Pictures At An Exhibition / “Where the Streets Have No Name”
“Romeo and Juliet Overture”/ “Because the Night”
“Caruso” / “I Want To Know What Love Is”
“Fanfare for the Common Man” / “On the Turning Away”
“Ode to Joy” / “Don’t Stop Believing”