John Eliot Gardiner conducts Stravinsky
After 14 years of absence, Sir John Eliot Gardiner will return to the Berliner Philharmoniker with a Stravinsky evening. The focus is on the neoclassical opera oratorio Oedipus Rex, whose archaic force unmistakeably inspired Carl Orff in composing his Carmina Burana. The ballet Apollon musagète also harks back to older music – but in its bright Baroque grace conjures up an entirely different world of sound.
Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Andrew Staples, Jennifer Johnston, Ashley Riches, Gianluca Buratto, Alex Ashworth, Gareth Treseder, Bruno Ganz, Men of the Rundfunkchor Berlin
John Eliot Gardiner conducts Stravinsky Go to concert
Apollon Musagète (revised version from 1947)
Andrew Staples Tenor (Oedipus), Jennifer Johnston Mezzo-Soprano (Iokaste), Ashley Riches Bass Baritone (Kreon), Gianluca Buratto Bass (Tiresias), Alex Ashworth Baritone (Messenger), Gareth Treseder Tenor (Shepherd), Bruno Ganz Speaker, Men of the Rundfunkchor Berlin (Priests, Guards, Folk), Gijs Leenaars Chorus Master
John Eliot Gardiner in conversation with Jonathan Kelly