The festival Sotto una nuova luce of the Teatro Massimo in Palermo “opens” the cultural scene in Palermo after the Corona shutdown with scenic performances at the Teatro as well as open air events at the Teatro della Verdura – Omer Meir Wellber conducts the choir and orchestra of the Teatro Massimo. Ella Milch-Sheriff’s monodrama “The Eternal Stranger” is followed ‘attacca’ by Beethoven’s Mass in C major. The concert will be streamed on ARTE Concert as well as Radio 3 RAI and Teatro Massimo TV LIVE on 5 July at 9:30 pm (CET). The stream will be available until 12 July worldwide and until the end of the year in Europe.
The festival begins on 4 and 5 July with The Eternal Stranger, a work commissioned by the Teatro Massimo di Palermo together with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and the BBC Philharmonic by Israeli composer Ella Milch-Sheriff. For the performance of the work in Palermo, Ella Milch-Sheriff has rewritten the end of the monodrama The Eternal Stranger to lead into Beethoven’s Mass in C major. Omer Meir Wellber also conducted the world premiere in Leipzig in February 2020.