Sat 5 Sep20:00 – 22:30Salzlager Essen
Sun 6 Sep18:00 – 20:30Mercatorhalle Duisburg
Thu 17 Sep20:00 – 22:30Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal
Fri 18 Sep20:00 – 22:30Konzerthaus Dortmund
Sat 19 Sep20:00 – 22:30Zeche Zweckel Gladbeck
In its anniversary year, CHORWERK RUHR, together with Concerto Köln, presents Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy's oratorio Elijah (German: Elias) - one of the most important and opulent choral works ever written.
In his main work Mendelssohn Bartholdy takes up the Old Testament story of the prophet Elijah from the first book of kings. There is much drama in the original - from the cruel curse of Elijah to the appearance of God and Elijah's ascension to heaven. It is therefore not surprising that the musical arrangement sometimes has operatic features, although Mendelssohn Bartholdy set the material to music as an oratorio.
For this complex work, CHORWERK RUHR under the direction of Florian Helgath once again joins forces with the outstanding Concerto Köln, which already has a long and intense history. The soloists are Carolina Ullrich (soprano), Ingeborg Danz (alto), Patrick Grahl (tenor) and Thomas E. Bauer (bass). Bauer already impressed this year in Mendelssohn's Die erste Walpurgisnacht in the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie.
Sat, 5 Sept 2020, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein, Salzlager, Essen
Sun, 6 Sept 2020, Mercatorhalle Duisburg
Thu, 17 Sept 2020, Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal
Fri, 18 Sept 2020, Konzerthaus Dortmund
Sat, 19 Sept 2020, Maschinenhalle Zweckel, Gladbeck
Introduction And Further Information
A production by CHORWERK RUHR for Ruhrtriennale 2020.