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SongCo SOLO | Schubert Winterreise
12 October 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
Tickets: Adult $60 | Concession $55
The Song Company presents Soprano Susannah Lawergren in SongCo SOLO.
Susannah and guest pianist Bradley Gilchrist perform together one of the greatest song cycles of all – Schubert’s 24-song ‘Winterreise‘.
Winterreise for soprano is a rare event, especially in Australia, making these very special inaugural SongCo Solo shows.
“I dreamt of flowers blossoming in May, but when the cocks crowed my eyes flew open. On the windowpanes, who painted leaves there? Go, laugh at the dreamer who saw flowers in winter time….”
The action has all happened. The journey has no destination bar one – from which no one has ever returned. Memories, mirages and dreams invade the wanderer’s mind, and crows and graveyards offer him strange comfort.
Lotte Lehmann recorded and performed the first female Winterreise during World War II. Christa Ludwig, Brigitte Fassbaender and Christine Schäfer have all recorded versions and late last year, Joyce di Donato made her Winterreise debut.
After eight years in The Song Company, please join The Song Company as they farewell Susannah in this very special SongCo Solo recital.
- Susannah Lawergren | soprano
- Bradley Gilchrist | piano
- Franz Schubert | Winterreise