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The London Symphony Orchestra under music director Simon Rattle performs a spine-tingling all-Bartók program. The Concerto for Orchestra, a tour de force of modern music, highlights the entire virtuosic ensemble. Hungarian bass-baritone Gábor Bretz and Israeli mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham depict the legendary Bluebeard and his wife, Judith, in a transfixing one-act opera-in-concert, exposing terrifying secrets and the sheer power of the human voice.
“All this was delivered with razor-sharp precision and unflagging zest by the London Symphony Orchestra under Simon Rattle’s incisive direction.”– Times (U.K.)
“Mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham was a riveting presence. Her voice has brightness, depth and allure. And the way she opened up her lower register in the last act was stunning.”– Pittsburgh Tribune
Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 3:00 pm David Geffen Hall
Pre-concert lecture by Klara Moricz at 1:45 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse