On this week's Prairie Performances, Friday at 7 pm on WILL-FM 90.9: The apotheosis of a tragically short career, Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah is an epic oratorio based on one of the most influential prophets of the Old Testament. Faith, curses, confrontation, exile, resurrection, and Elijah’s own personal struggle form the dramatic basis for one of the true masterworks of Western music.
Sinfonia da Camera
Ian Hobson, music director and conductor
University of Illinois Oratorio Society
Andrew Megill, conductor
Felix Mendelssohn "Elijah"
Elijah …….Ricardo Herrera , bs-bar.
Widow ….. Yvonne Redman, sop.
Boy ….. Lukas Grosse Perdekamp. treb.
Obadiah. King Ahab ….. Thom Baker, ten