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Choral Union 2017-18

Hill Auditorium : Sun 4/15/18 4:00PM - Sun 4/22/18 4:00PM

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Choral Union 2017-18

Opera in Concert
Monteverdi's L'Orfeo
Apollo's Fire / The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra Sunday, April 15, 2018 4:00PM   ·   More Info »
Opera in Concert<br>
Monteverdi's <i>L'Orfeo</i><br>
Apollo's Fire / The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra

“It’s hard to say who wrote the very first opera, but there’s little doubt about the first, truly great one — it’s Monteverdi’s 1607 masterpiece, L’Orfeo.” (National Public Radio) As one of the earliest examples of the form, and certainly the earliest that still has a place in the present repertoire 400 years later, L’Orfeo sets to music the famous myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, whose long-awaited wedding night ends in tragedy when Eurydice is bitten by a poisonous snake and Orfeo storms the gates of hell to rescue her. Jeannette Sorrell leads a company of 40 performers in this semi-staged production with period dancers. Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

Murray Perahia, piano Sunday, April 22, 2018 4:00PM   ·   More Info »
Murray Perahia, piano

Murray Perahia’s place in the pantheon of great musicians is indisputable. With 12 UMS appearances since his debut over 40 years ago, he is one of the most treasured artists to appear on our series and consistently delivers performances that audiences remember years, or even decades, later. With his particular kind of magic, each and every performance is a revelation.