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Winter Journey (Winterreise)

Our 2015-16 season opens with a theatrical version of Franz Schubert’s famed song cycle Winter Journey (Winterreise). This opera is a romantic journey that includes two cycles of songs telling the story of unrequited love, written by Schubert in 1827. The piece has the dramatic and emotional effect of a full opera when sung by a great singer and accompanied by a theatrical, visually arresting production. Here’s a bit of what you can expect to see: 

This production is essentially an “illustrated” Winter Journey, in which the audience is brought into the emotional world of the poet. The projection-mapped set acts as a self-contained landscape that transforms completely from song to song; sometimes guiding the narrative by suggesting time, place, and environment; and sometimes drawing the audience into a symbolic world of the poet’s thoughts and emotions. The video content consists entirely of moving images – no still images are used.

Baritone David Adam Moore sings the title role of the poet who treks through the winter night. Creative direction by GLMMR, the creative team of David Adam Moore and Vita Tzykun.

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets. We look forward to seeing you there!

All photos: Denny Wells

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