Elektra

Charles Dutoit - Conductor

Eva Johansson - Soprano

Melanie Diener - Soprano

Jane Henschel - Mezzo-soprano

Ain Anger - Bass

Siegfried Jerusalem - Tenor

Jessica Klein - Soprano

Allison Sanders - Soprano

John Easterlin - Tenor

Brandon Cedel - Bass-baritone

Oren Gradus - Bass

Susan Neves - Soprano

Kathryn Day - Mezzo-soprano

Laura Vlasak Nolen - Mezzo-soprano

Maria Zifchak - Mezzo-soprano

Priti Gandhi - Soprano

Jennifer Check - Soprano

Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia

Alan Harler - Director

program

Strauss - Elektra (opera in concert)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

8:00 pm Verizon Hall

Strauss's scandalous retelling of Sophocles's Greek tragedy is imagined through an impossibly-demanding score for a large orchestra and a brave cast of daring singers. In 1909, and perhaps still today, this was the most progressive and daunting operatic work ever written. A century later these performances are the pinnacle of Maestro Dutoit's tenure.

Please note there will be no late seating and no intermission during this concert. We encourage you to arrive early.

program notes

Cristian Macelaru, Assistant Conductor, Philadelphia Orchestra

Pre-Concert Conversations

Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Fabulous Philadelphians return to the Academy of Music for four exceptional performances June 21-23. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime event.

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