San Francisco Symphony: MTT Conducts Semi-Staged Debussy Program
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Natalie Dessay is one of the world's most renowned sopranos, performing at the world's premier opera houses for more than two decades until her retirement from the operatic stage in 2013. A six time winner of the Victoires de la Musique, France's premier annual music awards, she also won a Laurence Olivier Award in 2008 for her work on the London stage. A brilliant and passionate singer, Dessay is known for her interpretations of German lieder and French songs, which she'll perform at Davies Symphony Hall accompanied by pianist Phillipe Cassard. The evening's program features music by Clara Schumann, Brahms and Poulenc, as well as Richard Strauss, Duparc, Fauré, and Debussy. Learn More
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Originally composed as incidental music to a mystery play of the same name, Debussy's large-scale work features a massive orchestra, a full chorus, and three soloists. The tale of the twice martyred St. Sébastian will be narrated by the enchanting Frederica von Stade who provides an introduction to each of the five sections.
The Orchestra's performance of Debussy's sweeping score will be accompanied by a newly created multi-media treatment by critically acclaimed director-designer Anne Patterson that features projected visuals and staged elements meant to bring the pageant-like, gothic, nature of the work to life.
San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Karina Gauvin, soprano
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Leah Wool, mezzo-soprano
Frederica von Stade, narrator
San Francisco Symphony Chorus
Anne Patterson, director and designer
Debussy, Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien