Music of the heavens and hell. Fauré’s setting of paraphrased sacred texts is paired with Bay Area composer Gordon Getty’s cantata, inspired by the canonized Joan of Arc. The work has been performed widely since its 1998 premiere, notably in a 2004 revival in St. George’s Chapel of Windsor Castle. Soprano Lisa Delan has enjoyed international acclaim since performing the title role in the world premiere. The program concludes with Berlioz’s obsessive and hallucinatory masterpiece.
6:30 pm – Box Office/Will Call and Cafe Zellerbach open*
7:00 pm – Pre-concert talk begins
8:00 pm – Concert begins
*To make a reservation at Cafe Zellerbach, contact the Cal Performances Ticket Office at 510-642-9988.
ProgramFauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Conductor/ArtistsJoana Carneiro, Music Director
About the Artists
American soprano Lisa Delan has won acclaim as an interpreter of a vast range of repertoire and is recognized for her versatility and breadth of accomplishment in opera, song, and recording.
Lester Lynch, an established dramatic baritone, is making his mark in some of the world’s leading opera houses. Known for his charismatic portrayals and commanding voice, he is receiving rave reviews as he masters some of the most important baritone roles from Scarpia to Rigoletto to Count di Luna.
Ming Luke is rapidly establishing himself as an exciting and versatile conductor to watch. In the past seasons he has worked with ensembles across the US, UK, Russia, France, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, and Austria; and has conducted orchestras such as: Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra, Birmingham Royal, San Francisco Ballet, Houston Symphony, New York City Ballet Orchestra, Boston Ballet, l’Orchestre Prométhée (France), Gödöllő Symphony Orchestra (Hungary), Opera San José, Nashville Symphony/Ballet, Billings Symphony, Sacramento Opera, Napa Regional Dance Company, Sacramento Philharmonic, Komorni Orchestr Akademie of Prague, the Napa Valley Symphony, and others.