Friday, July 6, 7:00 pm at The Barn
The Barn: 6698 County Road 30 North, Campbellford
$44 Adult | $43 Adult Wing
$42 Senior | $41 Senior Wing
$15 Student & Under 30 | $5 Youth (18 & Under)
(ticket prices include tax)
WALLIS GIUNTA – MEZZO SOPRANO
ALEXANDER DOBSON – BARITONE
BRIAN FINLEY – PIANO
“And when you say ‘I love you’, I must weep bitterly…”
Two of Robert Schumann's most moving works for voice and piano exploring loves found and lost, Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42 and Dichterliebe, Op. 48. Sung in German, with English translations.
Before the Show:
Pre-concert Chat – 6:00 pm
Barb Hobart and Brian Finley discuss the relationship between the poetry and music.
"Liederabend" means "Song Night". "Lieder" is a type of German art song featuring poetry set for voice, with piano accompaniment, although the piano is considered an equal partner. The program features two "Song Cycles" (collections of German lieder), sung in German, but there will be translations, as well as a discussion about the music and poetry beforehand. One cycle will be sung by the mezzo, and the other cycle will be sung by the baritone. Robert Schumann is the composer of both song cycles.
Wallis Giunta, mezzo-soprano (b. 1985, internationally renowned Canadian mezzo-soprano). Alexander Dobson, baritone (has appeared with Westben in the past as "The Pencil Salesman" and as "Aeneas" in Purcell's Dido & Aeneas with the Toronto Masque Theatre) Brian Finley, piano
Frauenliebe und Leben ("A Woman's Life & Love") 8 Lieder (songs) poetry: Adalbert von Chamisso, music: Robert Schumann
Dichterliebe ("A Poet's Love") 16 Lieder (songs) poetry: Hinrich Heine, music: Robert Schumann