San Francisco Symphony: MTT Conducts Semi-Staged Debussy Program
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The last date listed for San Francisco Symphony: MTT Conducts Debussy was Saturday January 14, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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This was an outstanding performance of beautiful music and singing. A rarely heard choral and orchestral, semi-staged presentation, along with video and narration in French, of a longer theater piece with music by Debussy. Quite unusual and...continued
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