Vanessa: Delusion vs. Elusion

One World Symphony
Sung Jin Hong, Artistic Director and Conductor
One World Symphony Vocal Artists

Samuel Barber: Vanessa (1958)

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Set to Menotti's Gothic libretto, Barber's haunting opera depicts the provocative struggle between Vanessa and her niece Erika for the love of Anatol, for whom Vanessa has waited twenty years -- only to learn their guest is Anatol's son! Be possessed by Barber's soaring orchestral interludes, deeply moving arias such as "Must the winter come so soon" and "Do not utter a word," and its unforgettable final scene -- who will claim Anatol for herself, and who will be left in dream-like suspension, clutching a ghost?

Friday, June 26, 2009
St. Ann and the Holy Trinity
Brooklyn premiere!

Previous concert

Sunday, June 28, 2009
Ansche Chesed Synagogue