The Dark Mirror: Zender’s Winterreise

London
12 – 14 May 2016

Schubert arr. Hans Zender

Winterreise

Artists

Netia Jones

director, designer and video artist

Summary

A wanderer journeys through a winter landscape, his reflections on the meaning of life alternating between angst and nostalgia, sardonic humour and depressive longing.

Loss of love is just the beginning of Schubert’s haunting song cycle, reinterpreted with Hans Zender’s colourful orchestration to evoke the cabaret style of post-Weimar Germany, and adapted for the stage in this theatrical production.

Netia Jones approaches her multimedia work like a painting, integrating video, projections and traditional design into live music performances. She collaborates with Ian Bostridge – who has performed Winterreise more than a hundred times – and Britten Sinfonia, using multilayered imagery to realise a monochrome world of shadow and light.

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