MEFISTOFELE, BATTLE HYMNS and More Set for The Collegiate Chorale's 2013-14 Season
The Collegiate Chorale announces its 2013-14 season of three important works: Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele at Carnegie Hall, followed by with Max Bruch's Moses at Carnegie Hall, and David Lang's battle hymns at Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. For more information and tickets, visit http://collegiatechorale.org/season-ticket/.
November 6, 2013 at 8pm at Carnegie Hall; tickets $15-$145
Open Rehearsal: October 7, 2013 at 6:30pm at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity; Free Event
Immediately prior to the concert will be The Collegiate Chorale's Annual Fall Gala; contact Mariane Lemieux, email@example.com, for more information.
Best known as the librettist for Verdi's Otello and Falstaff, Boito was also a gifted composer who completed one monumental opera, Mefistofele, based on the legend of Faust. He titled it after the character that truly drives the action: Mefistopheles, the devil himself. Featuring bass-baritone Eric Owens in the title role, Arturo Chacón-Cruz as Faust, and soprano Julianna di Giacomo as Margarita and Helen of Troy, and with The Combined forces of The Collegiate Chorale and Manhattan Girls Chorus depicting sorcerers, witches, will-o-the-wisps, ancient Greek nymphs, penitents, and cherubim, this performance will provide both heavenly music and devilish good fun. Mefistofele has not been heard in New York since 2000. James Bagwell will conduct.
March 27, 2014 at 8pm at Carnegie Hall; tickets $25-$50
American Symphony Orchestra will feature the full strength of The Collegiate Chorale in their presentation of Max Bruch's choral masterpiece and biblical oratorio Moses this March. Max Bruch, best known for his Kol Nidre and famous violin concerto, was also a master of the oratorio. The ASO revived his setting of Homer's Odyssey in 1995, and now turns to his other choral masterpiece, a biblical oratorio that puts into music the dramatic story of the most enduring figure of the Old Testament. Picking up where Handel's Israel in Egypt leaves off,Moses takes us from the events at Mount Sinai, to Moses' conflict with the Israelites, to his death on the eve of his people's arrival in the promised land of Canaan. Leon Botstein will conduct.
May 15, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum; tickets $45-$125