Janai Brugger To Headline ‘The Kingdom’ With American Symphony Orchestra At Carnegie Hall

By David Salazar
(Credit: Dario Acosta)

The American Symphony Orchestra is set to kick off its Carnegie Hall season with Elgar’s “The Kingdom.”

The performance, which will take place on Halloween of 2019, will be led by music director Leon Botstein with soprano Janai Brugger, mezzo-soprano Eve Gigliotti, tenor Cooper Nolan, and baritone Alexander Birch Elliott as the soloists. James Bagwell will lead the Bard Festival Chorale in the performance.

The work explores the start of the apostle’s mission on earth, unfolding at the end of time. The work is full references to the New Testament with the focus on apostle Peter and the beginnings of Christianity in Jerusalem.

After this performance, Brugger is set to star in the Met Opera’s “Porgy and Bess” as Clara. She is also set to perform with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Washington National Opera later this season.

Gigliotti will appear as Gertrude in “Hamlet” with the Washington Concert Opera and will also appear with National Sawdust Projects and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.