• Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012

    Soprano Elisabeth Meister to Replace Rebecca Evans in Performances with Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and The Monteverdi Choir on Friday, November 16 and
    Saturday, November 17 at Carnegie Hall 

    Carnegie Hall announced today that soprano Rebecca Evans, who was scheduled to perform as soloist with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, The Monteverdi Choir, and Sir John Eliot Gardiner on Friday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, has been forced to cancel her appearance due to health reasons. Soprano Elisabeth Meister replaces Ms. Evans, performing as soloist on November 16 in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125. She returns on November 17 as soloist in Beethoven’s Missa solemnis, Op. 123.


    About the Artist
    In the 2011–2012 season, British soprano Elisabeth Meister performed the title roles of Aïda and Lucrezia Borgia, as well as the role of Elisabeth in Tannhäuser in productions at Teatro Municipal Santiago. In addition, she performed the role of the First Lady in Die Zauberflöte for Lyric Opera of Chicago. Her 2012–2013 season engagements include Helmwige and covering Sieglinde in Die Walküre, Third Norn in Götterdämmerung, Kera in The Minotaur, and the title roles in Gloriana and Turandot for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. A well-established concert artist in the British Isles, her repertoire includes Dvorák’s Stabat Mater; Elgar’s Caractacus, The Dream of Gerontius, and The Kingdom; Haydn’s The Creation and “Lord Nelson” Mass; Mendelssohn’s Elijah; Mozart’s Mass in C Minor; Orff’s Carmina Burana; Tippett’s A Child of Our Time; Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony; and Verdi’s Requiem, among many other works.

    As a recitalist for the Royal Opera, Ms. Meister has performed Britten’s Cabaret Songs; Grieg’s Six Songs, Op. 48; Strauss’s Five Lieder, Op. 48; the world premieres of Ebel’s As I Walk From Her Grave and Csanyi-Wills’s The Last Letter; Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder; and Berg’s Sieben Frühe Lieder. Ms. Meister was born in Bristol and was educated at Backwell School before moving to London to train at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She sang with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Welsh National Opera choruses before continuing her development at the Cardiff International Academy of Voice, where she studied with Dennis O’Neill CBE. She continues her studies at the Royal Opera with Paul Farrington and Andrew Watts.


    Program Information
    Friday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
    ORCHESTRE RÉVOLUTIONNAIRE ET ROMANTIQUE
    THE MONTEVERDI CHOIR

    Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Artistic Director and Conductor
    Elisabeth Meister, Soprano
    Jennifer Johnston, Mezzo-Soprano
    Michael Spyres, Tenor
    Matthew Rose, Bass

    ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
    Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, Op. 112
    Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125

    Tickets: $36–$110
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    Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
    ORCHESTRE RÉVOLUTIONNAIRE ET ROMANTIQUE
    THE MONTEVERDI CHOIR

    Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Artistic Director and Conductor
    Elisabeth Meister, Soprano
    Jennifer Johnston, Mezzo-Soprano
    Michael Spyres, Tenor
    Matthew Rose, Bass

    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Missa solemnis, Op. 123

    Pre-concert talk starts at 6:30 PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and members of the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique in conversation with Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic Planning, Carnegie Hall.

    The Trustees of Carnegie Hall gratefully acknowledge the generosity of Jean Stein, whose contribution honors the memory of Edward W. Said and Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.

    Funding for the Carnegie Hall Live broadcast series is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Tickets: $31–$93

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