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Berlioz: Romeo and Juliette, Oregon Bach Festival

  • Hult Center for the Performing Arts Eugene, OR (map)

Conducted by John Nelson featuring Eric Owens, bass.

Called “a true sonic spectacular” by Michael Tilson Thomas of San Francisco Symphony and a “superb symphonic poem” by Opera News. On the 150th anniversary of Berlioz’s death, John Nelson conducts the Shakespeare narrative that the composer deemed “too beautiful, too musical” not tobe performed. Venerated bass Eric Owens will portray the central role of Friar Laurence.

Sarah Mesko, mezzo-soprano; Colin Ainsworth, tenor; Eric Owens, bass; OBF Orchestra; OBF Chorus; UO Chamber Choir; John Nelson, conductor