• Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012

    Mezzo-Soprano Michelle DeYoung to Replace Eva-Maria Westbroek for MET Orchestra Concert on Sunday, October 14 at Carnegie Hall

    Carnegie Hall announced today that mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung has graciously agreed to step in for Eva-Maria Westbroek, performing Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder with The MET Orchestra under the baton of Semyon Bychkov on Sunday, October 14 at 3:00 p.m. Ms. Westbroek has cancelled her appearance due to illness. The previously announced October 14 program, which also includes Wagner’s Tannhäuser Overture and Richard Strauss’s Eine Alpensinfonie, remains unchanged. For further ticket information, the public may contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

    Michelle DeYoung has established herself as one of the most exciting artists of her generation, having appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, and at many of the finest opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, La Scala, Bayreuth Festival, Berlin Staatsoper, Opéra de Paris, and Théâtre du Châtelet. Among her many operatic roles are the title roles in Samson et Dalila and The Rape of Lucretia; Fricka, Sieglinde, and Waltraute in Wagner's Ring cycle; Kundry in Parsifal; Venus in Tannhäuser; Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde; Dido in Les Troyens; Eboli in Don Carlo; Marguerite in La damnation de Faust; Judith in Bluebeard’s Castle; Gertrude in Hamlet; and Jocasta in Oedipus Rex. She also created the role of the Shaman in the world premiere of Tan Dun’s The First Emperor at the Metropolitan Opera. Ms. DeYoung joined the MET Orchestra at Carnegie Hall for an acclaimed 2011 performance of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde.

    This season, Ms. DeYoung makes return appearances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (in Boston and at Carnegie Hall), Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and The Philadelphia Orchestra, and performs in Europe with the Finnish, Swedish, and Stockholm radio symphony orchestras, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Berlin, and Hamburg State Opera.


    Program Information
    Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
    THE MET ORCHESTRA

    Semyon Bychkov, Conductor
    Michelle DeYoung, Mezzo-Soprano

    RICHARD WAGNER Overture from Tannhäuser
    RICHARD WAGNER Wesendonck Lieder, Op. 91 (orch. Mottl/Wagner)
    •• Der Engel
    •• Stehe still!
    •• Im Treibhaus
    •• Schmerzen
    •• Träume
    RICHARD STRAUSS Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
    Ticket Information
    Tickets, priced at $53-$170 are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

    In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts. Artists, programs, and prices are subject to change.
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