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Moses und Aron

From "James Levine: Celebrating 40 Years at the Met" CD box set. Schoenberg’s only full-length opera, based on the Biblical story of the exodus, was left incomplete at the time of his death. It is stunningly brought to life here in its Met premiere run, conducted by James Levine, who brings out all of the score’s emotional intensity. John Tomlinson is Moses, the man appointed by God to lead his chosen people out of bondage and to worship its one, true, invisible Lord. His brother Aron (Philip Langridge) dazzles the people by working miracles and makes them worship a golden calf—leaving Moses in despair about his mission.

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Performance Info

Performance Date
Feb 20, 1999
Composer
Arnold Schoenberg
Librettist
Arnold Schoenberg
Run Time
1 HRS 40 MIN
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Cast & Creative
Conductor
James Levine
Aron
Philip Langridge
Moses
John Tomlinson
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