The Strand Theatre will host a special HD broadcast of a concert with opera diva Renee Fleming and the Beliner Philharmoniker Thursday, Sept. 22. The broadcast will be at 7 p.m. at the theater, 345 Main St.

An Evening With Renee Fleming premiered this summer at Germany’s Waldbuhne Theatre. This concert, given by the Berliner Philharmoniker to mark the end of the season, features charismatic American soprano Renee Fleming, who brings to this “Night of Love” her soft-toned but richly colored voice. Conducted by Ion Marin and directed by Henning Kasten, the performance is sung in Italian, German, and English with English and French.

The repertoire includes Modest Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain”; Antonín Dvorák’s “Song to the Moon” from “Rusalka,” Op. 114; Aram Katchachurian’s Adagio from “Spartacus”; Richard Strauss’ final scene from “Capriccio,” Op. 85; Richard Wagner’s overture to “Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen”; E.W. Korngold’s “Mariettas Lied” from “Die tote Stadt”; Richard Strauss’ Zueignung, Op. 10 No. 1; Sir Edward Elgar’s “Salut d’amour”; Giacomo Puccini’s “D’onde lieta uscì” from “La bohème” and “Tu che di gel sei cinta” from “Turandot”; Ruggero Leoncavallo’s “Musette svaria sulla bocca viva” and “Mimì Pinson, la biondinetta” from “La bohème”; and Piotr Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet” (Fantasy Overture).

The Strand Theatre, in conjunction with SpectiCast, is now offering premiere North American productions featuring the Berliner Philharmoniker featuring world-renowned conductors Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Ion Marin, Riccardo Muti and Gustavo Dudamel. Live and encore events will be shown in HD from Berlin’s world famous Philharmonie and Waldbühne theaters, the Sheldonian Theatre at The University of Oxford, the beautiful historic concert hall of Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt, Austria, and Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain. These live broadcasts and premiere North American productions feature the Berliner Philharmoniker and international stars like Fleming, Annette Dasch, Alisa Weilerstein, Christoph Streh, Anne Sofie von Otter and Thomas Quasthoff.

Tickets for An Evening With Renee Fleming are $15, and seating is general admission. For tickets and more information, call 594-0070 or visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to