JOSEPH HAYDN The Creation
OLIVIA YOKERS soprano
JACOB RYAN WRIGHT tenor
VINCENT GRANA bass
KAREN RUSSO BURKE choreographer
NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor
THOMAS BANKSTON producing director
Composed in 1799 and inspired by Handel’s Messiah, Joseph Haydn composed The Creation as a musical rendition of one of the greatest stories ever written. The work is considered by many to be Haydn’s true masterpiece. With its libretto delineated in both German and English, the oratorio was the first original bilingual composition ever written. The Creation quickly became more popular than any other work throughout Europe and was accessible to all levels of listeners, from the aristocrats to the bourgeoisie.
This glorious work by Haydn is the perfect way to officially kick off the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance’s 2019–2020 Titans Season. Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, and Dayton Philharmonic proudly present this musical Titan in a collaboration that showcases the strength and beauty of each art form under a single guiding vision, giving this massive oratorio the performance it so richly deserves.
Note: This event is currently available as part of the Opera, Ballet and Masterworks Nine packages.
Miriam Rosenthal Foundation for the Arts – Principal Sponsor
Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association – Masterworks Series Sponsor
DP&L Foundation – DPAA Innovation Partner – Powering Innovation in the Performing Arts
Premier Health – Leadership Sponsor