by Robert Schumann
Free to All
A staged and costumed production of Schumann’s song cycles "Dichterliebe" and "Frauenliebe und Leben" sung in the original German with English translation projected. Duration: 45 minutes.
Through the breathtaking music of Schumann set to deeply Romantic poetry of Heinrich Heine and Adalbert von Chamisso, this production tells two stories of life and love: one by a man, one by a woman. The man is a young poet, whose poetic imagination paints a collection of images symbolizing powerful emotions. The other cycle of songs represents the milestones in a woman’s life: her love, her marriage, a child and the death of her husband. In The Cleveland Opera’s unique production, those two stories are set next to each other, diving into the deepest recesses of human heart, and thus revealing two perspectives on reality: a life (not) together.
- Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm in New Philadelphia
- Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm in Cleveland
- Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm in East Cleveland
- Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm in Kent
- Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm in Akron
- Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm in Beachwood
- Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm in Shaker Heights
- Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm in Cleveland
- Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm in Chagrin Falls
- Brian Skoog, tenor
- Dorota Sobieska, soprano
- Jacek Sobieski, piano
Free and open to the public. Free-will donations gratefully accepted.