Haydn The Creation

Haydn poured a lifetime’s worth of inspiration and innovation into The Creation, a masterpiece of biblical proportions. The effervescent orchestral music displays the confidence Haydn earned after composing more than a hundred symphonies and the jubilant vocal solos draw on his oft-forgotten talents as an opera composer.

Masterworks Series

Dates and Tickets

  • 30 Apr (Thu) 2020 7:30PM
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  • 2 May (Sat) 2020 8:00PM
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Pre-concert Talk

Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.

Ask the Artist

Ask the Artist to follow the Saturday night concert. Free with ticket purchase.

Running time

2 hours, 9 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Thomas Dausgaard

Conductor

Thomas Dausgaard is renowned for his creativity and innovative programming, the excitement of his live performances, and his extensive catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings.

Julia Lezhneva

Soprano

The young Russian soprano Julia Lezhneva has been described as possessing an “angelic voice” (The New York Times) with “pure tone” (Opernwelt) and “flawless technique” (The Guardian). They are big claims, and she has been living up to them ever since she created a sensation at the Classical Brit awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2010, singing Rossini’s Fra il padre at the invitation of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.

Kenneth Tarver

Tenor

Kenneth Tarver is considered to be one of the outstanding belcanto tenore di grazia of his generation, acknowledged for his beauty of tone, virtuosic technique, extensive and even vocal range, coupled with an attractive and elegant stage presence.

Benjamin Appl

Baritone

German baritone Benjamin Appl joins the BBC New Generation Artists scheme from 2014 until 2016, and will be an ECHO Rising Stars artist for the 2015/16 season. He is a Samling Foundation Scholar.

Seattle Symphony Chorale

The Seattle Symphony Chorale serves as the official chorus of the Seattle Symphony. Over its past four decades, the Chorale has grown in artistry and stature, establishing itself as a highly respected ensemble.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.

Sponsors

Kenneth Tarver’s performances are supported by the Melvyn Poll Tenor Fund.

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