ELIJAH - Felix Mendelssohn - Vocalective
AboutElijah takes for its inspiration one of the most spectacular plots of all choral masterworks. Vocalective under the direction of Michael Loughlin performs this spectacular oratorio which features stunning chorales and arias with moments of reflection and divine contemplation threaded through the dramatic action. Vocalective's talented choir and orchestra are joined by highly regarded accomplished soloists: Melbourne's David Eckstein as Elijah, Henry Choo who is regarded as one of Australia's finest lyric tenors, Canberra soprano Keren Dalzell & local mezzo Fiona Wake.
"In fact I imagined Elijah as a real prophet through and through, of the kind we could really do with today: Strong, zealous and, yes, even bad-tempered, angry and brooding—in contrast to the riff-raff, whether of the court or the people, and indeed in contrast to almost the whole world—and yet borne aloft as if on angels’ wings".
—Felix Mendelssohn, 1838
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