Karina Canellakis, conductor Alisa Weilerstein, cello Karen Cargill, mezzo-soprano Johannes Martin Kränzle, bass-baritone
HAYDN Cello Concerto in C Intermission BARTÓK Bluebeard’s Castle*
*Concert performance; sung in Hungarian with English supertitles
American conductor Karina Canellakis returns to lead a concert performance of Béla Bartók’s chilling and evocative opera Bluebeard’sCastle. Based on the fable of the cruel duke whose new wife discovers his terrible past, the opera features some of Bartók’s most riveting orchestral writing. Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill returns and German bass-baritone Johannes Martin Kränzle makes his BSO debut. Also returning to the BSO stage is American cellist Alisa Weilerstein performing Joseph Haydn’s playful Cello Concerto in C.
Friday afternoon's performance by the vocal soloists is supported by a generous gift from the Ethan Ayer Vocal Soloist Fund.
Friday afternoon's performance by Alisa Weilerstein is supported by the May and Dan Pierce Guest Artist Fund.