HAYDN Die Schöpfung (The Creation)
MAXIM EMELYANYCHEV Conductor
SOPHIE BEVAN Soprano
ANDREW STAPLEs Tenor
HANNO MÜLLER-BRACHMANN Bass Baritone
GREGORY BATSLEER Chorus Director
From wriggling worms to mighty whales, and dazzling starlight to the inky ocean depths, Haydn’s _Creation_ is a jubilant celebration of the wonders of the natural world, and of humankind’s place within it.
In exhilarating choruses and intimate arias, _The Creation_ charts seven days of intense invention from churning chaos to blazing light, in an expression of hope, optimism and spirituality that’s warm and resonant – whatever your personal beliefs.
Maxim Emelyanychev, widely respected for the rare power and energy he brings to period performances, conducts the combined forces of the SCO and the SCO Chorus in Haydn’s life-affirming choral masterpiece.