One of the great disappointments created by last year's mid-season demise of Opera Boston was that Boston wouldn't get its first viewing of Sir Michael Tippett's 1955 The Midsummer Marriage,
a psycho-allegorical mélange of Mozart's The Magic Flute
and T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land.
Many critics regard it as Tippett's masterpiece.
Now, with support from the board of the late Opera Boston, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, under its music director, Gil Rose (former music director of Opera Boston), will lead a concert version at Jordan Hall on November 10. The cast is filled with scintillating singers: soprano Sara Heaton (in the role created by Joan Sutherland), delicious in Opera Boston's The Bartered Bride and deeply affecting as the daughter who prefers death to immortality as a robot in Tod Machover's Death and the Powers; mezzo-soprano Joyce Castle, who excelled as the vulgar money-grubbing madam in Opera Boston's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and the timid Mrs. Grose in Boston Lyric Opera's The Turn of the Screw; as well as Boston favorite, baritone David Kravitz, soprano Deborah Selig, and tenors Julius Ahn and Matthew DiBattista.
THE MIDSUMMER MARRIAGE :: Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston :: November 10 :: 7:30 pm :: $20-$50; $10 students :: 617.585.1260 or bmop.org
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