Celebrate Mozart's 250th Birthday
Antiquity Reformed: Mozart and Gluck
Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito (Highlights)
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (Highlights)
One World Symphony celebrates the 250th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with an uplifting, thought-provoking pairing of highlights from two masterpieces of the operatic stage: Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito and Christoph Willibald von Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice. Artistic Director Sung Jin Hong has programmed these works in parallel to explore the common themes of these beloved -- and surprisingly similar -- operas.
Gluck's fusion of highly charged drama and emotive and innovative musical themes heavily influenced Mozart's own style. Both composers revered antiquity and looked to the raw power of Greek and Roman myths for inspiration. By pairing highlights of these groundbreaking operas in a single program, Artistic Director Hong encourages audience to discover them anew and to seek fresh and relevant meanings in them.
"The glory that was Greece, the grandeur
that was Rome!"
-- Edgar Allan Poe
Orfeo: Jeffrey Mandelbaum, Ainsley
Euridice: Amy Forburger, Kathryn Janssen
Amor: Tova Dodge, Nathalie Parker
McEntire, Natalie Wilson
Vitellia: Celia Castro, Christina Rohm
Servillia: Laura Farmer, Lena S. Lee
Annio: Alison Cheeseman, Christina Rosas
Tito: David Gordon, David Root