Joseph Haydn The Creation | Dayton Opera | Dayton Philharmonic | Dayton Ballet | Thomas Bankston producing director | Neal Gittleman conductor | Karen Russo Burke choreographer
Inspired by Handel’s Messiah, Joseph Haydn composed The Creation as a musical rendition of one of the greatest stories ever written. Composed in 1799, the work is considered by many to be Haydn’s true masterpiece. With its libretto delineated in both German and English, the oratorio was the first original bilingual composition ever written. The Creation quickly became more popular than any other work throughout Europe. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance 2019–2020 Titans Season opens with Haydn’s awe-inspiring masterpiece as never seen before. Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, and Dayton Philharmonic proudly present this musical Titan in a collaboration that showcases the strength and beauty of each art form under a single guiding vision, giving this massive oratorio the performance it so richly deserves.