Haydn The Creation
Sir Andrew Davis conductor
Siobhan Stagg soprano
Andrew Staples tenor
Neal Davies bass
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Haydn’s life affirming work, The Creation is a masterpiece both in its genre and across the entire repertoire of classical music. A true highlight of the season, experience the story of creation as if you are seeing it for the first time. From the big bang, the expanding universe to the plants, animals and humans on earth, journey into a musical picture book of birth, life and everything that you know of it.
Haydn took inspiration from the large ‘oratorio’ choral works of Handel, with the first sold out performance of The Creation in 1798 being so popular that the police had to turn up on crowd control duties!
Combining the internationally-renowned talents of soprano Siobhan Stagg, tenor Andrew Staples, and bass Neal Davies with incredible force of the MSO Chorus, don’t miss the Orchestra in the choral event of the year.
Pre-concert talk: MSO’s Director of Artistic Planning, Ronald Vermeulen, will deliver a 30-minute talk about Haydn’s The Creation.
Thursday, 15 June – inside Hamer Hall, beginning at 6.45pm
Friday, 16 June – inside Costa Hall, beginning at 7pm
Saturday, 17 June – inside Hamer Hall, beginning at 12.45pm
Running time: 1 hour and 50 minutes, including a 20-minute interval approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes into The Creation.