|Carnegie Hall today announced that acclaimed soprano Susanna Phillips has agreed to step in for soprano Annette Dasch this Saturday, November 21 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Music Director Sir Simon Rattle. Ms. Dasch is unable to perform on Saturday due to illness. This is the final concert in the orchestra’s Beethoven symphony cycle that began on Tuesday, in which Sir Simon will conduct all nine symphonies in five concerts over five consecutive days. Ms. Phillips will join mezzo-soprano Eva Vogel, tenor Christian Elsner, and bass Dimitry Ivashchenko for the performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 along with the Westminster Symphonic Choir. Tickets for the performance are sold out, though a limited number of returns may be available.
About the Artist
Alabama-born soprano Susanna Phillips, recipient of The Metropolitan Opera’s 2010 Beverly Sills Artist Award, continues to establish herself as one of today’s most sought-after singing actors and recitalists. The 2015-2016 season will see Ms. Phillips return to the Met for an eighth consecutive season, starring as Roselinda in Jeremy Sams’s Die Fledermaus, conducted for the first time by music director James Levine, as well as a return to her acclaimed portrayal of Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème. Ms. Phillips will also return to the stage of Lyric Opera of Chicago as Juliet in Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet under the baton of Emmanuel Villaume. A return to Boston Lyric Opera will mark Phillips’s debut in the role of Hanna in a new production of Lehár’s The Merry Widow.
2015-2016 orchestra engagements include a return to the San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas for Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with David Robertson and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and Mahler’s Das klagende Lied with Jaap van Zweden and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Phillips will also return to the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for Vivier’s Lonely Child and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with David Robertson, as well as the Oratorio Society of New York for Filas’s Requiem with music director Kent Tritle.
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sir Simon Rattle, Music Director and Conductor
Susanna Phillips, Soprano
Eva Vogel, Mezzo-Soprano
Christian Elsner, Tenor
Dimitry Ivashchenko, Bass
Westminster Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller, Conductor
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125
Perspectives: Sir Simon Rattle
The Carnegie Hall presentations of the Berliner Philharmoniker are made possible by a leadership gift from Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.
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Tickets for this performance are sold out, though a limited number of returns priced $75 – $300, may be 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.
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.