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Ballet Winterreise: Live stream of Zurich Opera

Hosted by the Consul of the Zurich Dancing Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 13 Feb 19:00 - 21:00

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Zurich Opera offers Christian Spuck’s ballet production as a live stream.
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This production was awarded the renowned «Prix Benois de la Danse» in Protected content .
The ballet concerns itself less with illustrating the external stations of the traveler’s journey. Instead, it approaches the cycle with thoroughly comprehensive abstraction. Using a mixture of large ensemble scenes and intimate solo images, Christian Spuck undertakes a journey into the innermost self. As he does so, he explores such timeless themes as love, longing, alienation, and abandonment, allowing the medium of dance to provide new perspectives on one of the greatest works of classical music:

Franz Schubert’s Winterreise, a cycle of 24 songs for voice and piano set to poems by Wilhelm Müller, is not only regarded as the zenith of Schubert’s song composition, but as the pinnacle of German art song in its entirety. Schubert reveals the mood of a lost, injured, and lonely character. Few works of art have grappled with the fragmented nature of the human experience in such a shocking way.

German composer Hans Zender arranged the cycle in Protected content a version for tenor and chamber orchestra.