Schmidt’s “Notre Dame” at Carnegie Hall with ASO

June 4th, 2012

Opera Obsession

“The considerable vocal demands of the opera were well met by the soloists, extending to the fine contributions of baritone David Pershall as a fellow-officer of Phoebus”

Review Links
Review – The New York Times
Review – Opera Obsession

Passion. Betrayal. Revenge. Victor Hugo’s epic novel is given the operatic treatment in Franz Schmidt’s lush and tuneful Notre Dame, at Carnegie Hall with the American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein.


Interview with the Maestro


The Cast


Stephen Powell, baritone
Burak Bilgili, bass
Corey Bix, tenor
David Pershall, baritone
Lori Guilbeau, Soprano
Robert Chafin, tenor
The Collegiate Chorale Singers

“Notes from the maestro Leon Botstein”
“Notes by Christopher H. Gibbs”