Dreams can come true ER....Saints back in the PL...(mind you, might be a nightmare !)
Anyway, just to add my 3 bobs worth.....
Th first night is a big showcase, and my guess is that a lot of people tune in, who perhaps are there to be really won over.
Such an audience surely requires both some familiarity in the music, as well as something really dramatic and attention grabbing.A star soloist also comes in handy.
Its a big opportunity, and requires really thoughtful programming.
I would have thought a popular concerto, along with a big choral piece, (maybe something C20) would be a good mix.
Not sure this programme fits my bill for a first night, but hey, what do I know?
Red is the colour of the new republic
Blue is the colour of the sea
White is the colour of my innocence
Not surrender to your mercy.
Paul Simmonds/ TMTCH.