The Dark Mirror: Zender's Winterreise

The Dark Mirror: Zender's Winterreise

Loss of love is just the beginning of Schubert’s haunting song cycle, reinterpreted with Hans Zender’s startling orchestration to evoke the abrasive cabaret style of post-Weimar Germany, and adapted for the stage in this theatrical production.

Overview

Plunged into a stark wintry landscape, a wanderer embarks on an intensely dramatic journey, his reflections on the meaning of life alternating between young, male angst and well-worn nostalgia, between sardonic humour and depressive longing.

‘The most imaginative director of opera working in Britain today’ (Observer), Netia Jones approaches her multimedia work like a painting, artistically integrating film, video, projections and traditional design into live music performances. Collaborating with tenor Ian Bostridge – a world-leading performer of Winterreise – and Britten Sinfonia, she uses multilayered imagery to realise a monochrome world of foreboding shadow and glittering light.

Sung in German with English surtitles

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 12 May - Sat 14 May, Thu - Sat, 7.45pm.

14 May: Audio-described performance with Touch Tour from 6.45pm. See website for more details.
Runtime: 1 hr 30 mins

Venue

Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions
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