Kirill Petrenko conducts Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”

“Strong, zealous, even evil and angry and dark” – this is how Felix Mendelssohn imagined the biblical prophet Elijah, the protagonist of his oratorio of the same name. Full of drama, the composer portrays a man who struggles to convert the people to the true faith – in vain, as he is forced to realise at the end. Under the direction of Kirill Petrenko, the distinguished baritone Christian Gerhaher takes on the role of Elijah.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko

Elsa Dreisig

Wiebke Lehmkuhl

Daniel Behle

Christian Gerhaher

Rundfunkchor Berlin

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