• Monday, Apr 24, 2017

    Soprano Mary Bevan Replaces Joélle Harvey in Handel's Ariodante with Harry Bicket and The English Concert Scheduled for Sunday, April 30

    The Opera in Concert Features Mezzo-Soprano Joyce DiDonato as Ariodante and will be Webcast Live Worldwide on medici.tv
    Program Information
    Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
    The English Concert

    Harry Bicket, Artistic Director and Conductor
    Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano (Ariodante)
    Christiane Karg, Soprano (Ginevra)
    Mary Bevan, Soprano (Dalinda)
    Sonia Prina, Contralto (Polinesso)
    David Portillo, Tenor (Lurcanio)
    Matthew Brook, Bass-Baritone (King of Scotland)
    Tyson Miller, Tenor (Odoardo)

    GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Ariodante (concert performance)

    Pre-concert talk starts at 1:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Benjamin Sosland, Assistant Dean for the Kovner Fellowships, Administrative Director of Juilliard Historical Performance.


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    Carnegie Hall today announced that soprano Joélle Harvey must regrettably withdraw from her role as Dalinda in Handel’s Ariodante with Harry Bicket and The English Concert scheduled for Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage due to ill health. Soprano Mary Bevan steps in for Ms. Harvey to join the cast, which remains the same for this concert performance. The complete program information with updated artist listing is below.

    Handel’s Ariodante (opera in concert) will be webcast free of charge to a worldwide audience, thanks to the Hall’s continued collaboration with medici.tv. Following the live webcast, free replay of this concert will be available to online audiences for another three months, playable worldwide on all internet-enabled devices, including smart phones, tablets, Chromecast, computers, and smart TVs.

    The collaboration between Carnegie Hall and medici.tv—making live webcasts of select Carnegie Hall concerts available to music lovers everywhere—began in fall 2014 and has since showcased performances by some of the world’s most celebrated artists. These webcasts—which have included master classes led by mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, who performs the lead role of Ariodante in this concert—have been enthusiastically received, reaching over 4 million views over the past two seasons with audience members originating from more than 180 countries and territories around the world.

    About the Artist
    English soprano Mary Bevan is a winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist Award and UK Critics’ Circle Award for Exceptional Young Talent in music. This season, she returned to the English National Opera as Zerlina in Richard Jones’s new production of Don Giovanni, conducted by Mark Wigglesworth. She also headlined a tour of Asia with Harry Bicket and The English Concert, and performed with the Academy of Ancient Music and Gabrieli Consort. Also this season, Ms. Bevan made her role debut at the Adelaide Festival as Merab in Barrie Kosky’s production of Handel’s Saul. In recital, she appeared with the Myrthen Ensemble at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and Wigmore Hall in London.
    Ticket Information
    Tickets, priced at $36–$110, 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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