Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at 7:30 p.m., and Thursday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m.
The second program, on Friday, April 30, 2010, at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 1, at 8:00 p.m.
Avery Fisher Hall
10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Jeremy Irons, Narrator
Waltraud Meier, Mezzo-Soprano (Jocasta)
Anthony Dean Griffey, Tenor (Oedipus)
Mikhail Petrenko, Bass (Tieresias)
Alexie Tanovitski, Bass (Creon)
Alexander Timchenko, Tenor (A Shepherd)
Mariinsky Theatre Chorus
STRAVINSKY: Oedipus Rex
World-renowned Valery Gergiev, arguably the most exciting interpreter of Stravinsky’s music, leads this all-Stravinsky program.
This evening’s concert features the stories of two great myths: Orpheus, a lush and highly descriptive score portraying a distraught musician who seeks his beloved Eurydice in the underworld; and Oedipus Rex, a powerful opera-oratorio which utilizes vocal soloists, a large chorus and orchestra.
Actor Jeremy Irons will be the narrator for Oedipus Rex!