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Work: Elijah

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ComposerMendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847)
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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LondonMendelssohn: Elijah

Mendelssohn: Elijah
The King's Sinfonietta; Robin Osterley; Alyth Choral Society; Samantha Hay; Niamh Kelly; Jon English

LondonMendelssohn's Elijah

Mendelssohn: Elijah
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Elizabeth Watts; Claudia Huckle; Allan Clayton; Johan Reuter

LondonMendelssohn's Elijah

Mendelssohn's Elijah
Mendelssohn: Elijah
Hilary Davan Wetton; Elin Manahan Thomas; Katie Bray; Ed Lyon; Colin Schachat

Santa Cruz de TenerifeElijah

Mendelssohn: Elijah
Víctor Pablo Pérez; Mark Stone; Iwona Sobotka; Patricia Redondo; Anna Alàs

New York CityRestoring the Opera Aria and Hymn

Massenet, Mascagni, Puccini, Refice, Handel, Young, Mendelssohn
Costas Tsourakis; Madison Marie McIntosh; Ulla Westlund; Brian Alvarado
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Ulster Hall fills with the sounds of Mendelssohn’s Elijah

Stephen Doughty © Ulster Orchestra
The Belfast Philharmonic Choir with the Ulster Orchestra and four local soloists give a very mixed performance of Mendelssohn’s most famous oratorio.
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Pathos and wonder: A superb Elijah oratorio in Zurich

Michael Nagy © Monika Höfler
Under conductor Thomas Hengelbrock, the Tonhalle Orchester ensemble and 60-voice configuration of the Balthasar Neumann Choir perform the legendary Elijah oratorio at Zurich’s Tonhalle Maag.
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Matthew Rose the driving force in Mendelssohn's Elijah

A triumphant Elijah as Edward Gardner conducts the Blackheath Halls Chorus and Orchestra, joined by Matthew Rose, Ailish Tynan, Robert Murray and Louise Winter and young singers from Trinity Laban.
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Sir Andrew Davis and RSNO in Mendelssohn's oratorio Elijah

RSNO concerts begin, for me and around 100 others, with the pre-concert talk. I'm especially glad of these when new to a work, such as Mendelssohn’s 1846 Elijah. A talk by those who have prepared the music for us adds something to even the most extensive “presearch”. Sir Andrew Davis, in conversation with RSNO principal trombonist Dávur Juul Magnussen, came across as extremely witty and erudite.
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Elijah triumphs in the Royal Albert Hall

Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah, first performed at the Birmingham Town Hall in 1847, was enormously popular in Victorian England. In this sense, the Royal Albert Hall, the grandest of Victorian buildings, is spiritually an ideal venue for this great choral masterpiece.