Berlioz L'Enfance du Christ

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Berlioz’s gentle masterpiece follows the flight of the Holy Family after Herod dreams of being overthrown by a child

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  • $12.81 for one ticket for rear lower balcony and rear orchestra (up to $28.87 value)
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Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ

When the North Carolina Master Chorale turns its attention to Berlioz, it doesn’t hold back. Interpreting this masterpiece are a choir 170-strong, a 50-piece orchestra, and five skilled soloists—all led by the able direction of Alfred E. Sturgis.

  • The work: Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ is actually a collection of three works written from 1850 to 1854, comprising The Dream of Herod, The Flight Into Egypt, and The Arrival in Saïs.
  • The story: The childhood of Jesus Christ as described in the Book of Matthew. It spans from Herod’s dream of being overthrown by a child, to his decision to murder all male infants, to the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt and their eventual sanctuary in Saïs.
  • The music: Gentle and endearing—a departure from Berlioz’s usual dramatic style, which he claims was dictated by the subject matter. Still, certain scenes return to that drama. Some productions even stage these scenes, and other productions simply emphasize them with jazz hands.
  • Featured soloists: Baritone Charles Hyland plays the part of Joseph, soprano Megan Cleaveland stands in for Maria, and tenor Jason Karn guides the audience as the narrator.
  • Before the show: Head over to the lobby to hear Dr. Tom Koch cast his light on the music in a pre-concert lecture (beginning at 2 p.m.).
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