Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rouvali / Verdi, Verbey, Stravinsky

31 Jan 2020 20:15

Venue:
Concertgebouw: Grote Zaal

Location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Presenter:
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

The Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali is making his first appearance with the Concertgebouworkest, leading it in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, which is preceded by the world premiere of a work by the Dutch composer Theo Verbey.In the thematic series Man and Myth, the Concertgebouworkest is focusing on mythological figures who have had a major influence on our culture thanks to the great Greek tragedians. It was Sophocles who first gave us the tragic king Oidípous, king of Thebes. When trying to find out who killed his father, he slowly but surely arrives at a horrifying discovery… In Stravinsky’s brilliant opera–oratorio Oedipus rex, a churning sea of emotions lies beneath the ritualistic music.(Source – Concertgebouw website)



Program:

Verdi: La forza del destino Overture
Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Conductor: Santtu-Matias Rouvali

Verbey: Ariadne
Ensemble: Concertgebouworkest
Conductor: Santtu-Matias Rouvali

Stravinsky: Oedipus rex
Artists:
Anna Caterina Antonacci (Soprano);
Attilio Glaser (Tenor);
Lance Ryan (Tenor);
Shenyang (Bass Baritone);
Christian Van Horn (Bass)
Ensembles: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; State Choir Latvija
Conductor: Santtu-Matias Rouvali