MENDELSSOHN'S ELIAS

If we have faith, will good things happen? Are humans responsible for the natural disasters that befall them? Mendelssohn’s impressive oratorio, Elijah – in German, Elias –, is more relevant than ever before. Alongside the Chœur Métropolitain and an impressive lineup of soloists selected by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Orchestre will perform this tale of misfortune, faith and doubt.

Mendelssohn’s famous oratorio is one of the most ambitious of its genre. Inspired by Bach’s St. John Passion and similar in scope to Handel’s Messiah, Elias is a perfectly balanced musical drama, featuring the twists and turns of opera with all the introspection and glory of sacred music.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Lucy Crowe

Karen Cargill

Andrew Staples

John Relyea

Chœur Métropolitain

5

December
7:30pm

Location

Maison symphonique de Montréal

6

December
3:00pm

Location

Maison symphonique de Montréal

 
Conductor

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Soprano

Lucy Crowe

Mezzo-soprano

Karen Cargill

Tenor

Andrew Staples

Bass

John Relyea

Prepared by François A. Ouimet & Pierre Tourville

Chœur Métropolitain

Works

MENDELSSOHN

Elias

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