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NCC will present two performances of Felix Mendelssohn's popular oratorio Elijah (sung in English). The title role of Elijah will be sung by baritone Lucas Weiss. Other featured soloists will include sopranos Julie Drown and Katharine DeBoer, and tenor Talan Bryant.
The entire ensemble will be under the direction of Alan Rowe.
Elijah depicts events in the life of the Biblical prophet taken from I Kings and II Kings of the Old Testament. Although composed in German, it premiered in 1846 at the Birmingham Festival, England, in an English version conducted by the composer – and was an instant audience success. Mendelssohn loved the Baroque music of Bach and Handel and modelled his oratorio after them, while incorporating the lyricism and orchestral color of the Romantic era.
Tickets are available in advance from Catamount Arts for $12 (students $5) or at the door for $15 (students $5).
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