By Leonard Bernstein
Australian Premiere / Exclusive to Adelaide
“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before. ”
There’s big – and then there’s Bernstein. From West Side Story to Candide, celebrated classical composer Leonard Bernstein knew how to make a big song and dance.
Bernstein regarded Mass, a kaleidoscopic mix of music, dance and theatre featuring a symphony orchestra, a rock band, a choir and opera singers, as his defining achievement. Commissioned for the opening of the Kennedy Center in 1971, Mass features a small village of performers and a supremely charismatic lead in the Celebrant, performed by the great US singer Jubilant Sykes.
The spectacle of Mass is underpinned by a profound statement of human faith that is explosive, cathartic and ultimately uplifting.
PAUL GRABOWSKY INTRODUCES MASS
Festival Theatre - Adelaide Festival Centre
Fri 9 Mar – Sat 10 Mar 8pm
Artist talk pre-show in Festival Theatre Dress Circle Foyer on Saturday 10 March 7pm
Premium $139, Friends $118
A Reserve $118, Friends $99
B Reserve $99, Friends $84, concession $69
Fringe Benefits $30
For Fringe Benefits bookings, please call BASS on 131 246.
Assistive listening systems
Some background music/sounds.
Conductor: Kristjan Järvi
Director: Andy Packer
Chorus Director: Carl Crossin
Scenic designer: Geoff Cobham
Lighting designer: Mark Pennington
Featuring: Jubilant Sykes — Adelaide Symphony Orchestra — Absolute Trio — Adelaide Festival Chorus and Children’s Choir
Soloists: James Egglestone, Carolyn Ferrie, Leah Flanagan, Adam Goodburn, Lane Hinchcliff, David Linn, Nic Lock, Beau Daniel Loumeau, Samantha Mack, Libby O'Donovan, Mark Oates, Kirsty-Ann Roberts, Gary Rowley, Danielle Ruggiero, Sally-Anne Russell, and James Scott.
Presented by Adelaide Festival and State Opera of South Australia in association with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Photo: Jubilant Sykes by Dave Hoffman/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
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