Camerata on period instruments / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Camerata on period instruments

Metamorphoses ΙII: Haydn's "Creation"

27 December 2012
Main Stage
A magnificent musical depiction of the six days of the World’s Creation as related in the Book of Genesis.
15 – 18 – 28 €
Concs 10 – 12 – 15 €
The Camerata have reserved for Christmas the first Greek performance on early 19th-century period instruments of a monumental work which many consider Haydn’s masterpiece and the epitome of the classical symphonic style whose ‘father’ the Austrian composer is widely held to be.

After his extremely successful collaboration with the Camerata on classical period instruments, the director of the Greek National Opera, Myron Michailidis, returns to the OCC with this oratorio. With him on stage, the City of Athens mixed choir, which is now one of the Camerata’s regular collaborators, conducted by Stavros Beris. Three leading Greek opera singers breathe life into the Angels who describe and comment on the six days of Creation, and into the first couple, Adam and Eve, whose musical presentation is highly reminiscent of Papageno and Papagena from Mozart’s The Magic Flute.


The Creation
(Die Schöpfung, 1798)
Oratorio in three movements for soloists, choir and orchestra
on period instruments

Conducted by Myron Michailidis
Eva/Gabriel: Myrsini Margariti (soprano)
Uriel: Vassilis Kavayas (tenor)
Αdam/Raphael: Yorgos Mattheakakis (baritone)

City of Athens Mixed Choir
Choir conducted by Stavros Beris

In German with surtitles in Greek.

The surtitles of Haydn's "Creation" are provided courtesy of The Athens Concert Hall.

10 Oct 2012 - 30 Apr 2013

10:30 Main Stage
5€ per student


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