LSO: Harry Christophers conducts Haydn's Creation


Haydn’s The Creation conducted by Harry Christophers with the London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra and an all-star team of soloists in a performance sung in English to mark the 40th anniversary of the Barbican Centre. Out of chaos comes wonder; from darkness, light. Haydn’s oratorio The Creation is more than just a gloriously tuneful retelling of the Book of Genesis. Inspired by Haydn’s visits to London and the optimism of the Enlightenment, it’s a celebration of the act of creativity itself, overflowing with majesty, humour and the joy of life. With its famous depictions of Chaos through the dawning of light to a tawny lion, a flexible tiger and a nimble stag and the great chorus, ‘The Heavens are telling’, the work has been a favourite since its first performance some 224 years ago.

Additional Info

  • No: 8626
  • Composer: J. Haydn
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Chorus
  • Artists: Lucy Crowe, Andrew Staples, Roderick Williams
  • Production year: 2022
  • Run time: 01:50:00
  • Producers: LSO
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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