7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
8th June, 2015
Timothy Redmond conductor
Ashley Dean director
Cordelia Chisholm designer
Mark Doubleday lighting designer
Victoria Newlyn movement director
A double bill of contrasting works by one of the towering and most prolific figures in late 20th and early 21st century opera, German composer Hans Werner Henze.
Ein Landarzt (1951) is an early work based on a Kafka short story, originally written as a radio opera before Henze adapted the piece as a monodrama for the great German baritone, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. This version is presented as a curtain raiser to the strikingly different opera, Phaedra (2007), written for the Berlin State Opera five years before the composer’s death.
Both works testify to Henze’s extraordinary dramatic imagination and promise an exciting evening in the theatre.
This performance is being recorded for Euroclassical Online