Opera Studio Soiree



THERE IS A SLEEPING SONG IN JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING...

Romantics searching for the almost forgotten world of mythology, fairy tales and folk song regarded the world of dreams, pictures and symbolism as deciding elements of their creativity. The ghostly and demonic sometimes featured as well, in E. T. A. Hoffmann’s works in particular. »Praised be eternal night/ Praised be eternal slumber«, wrote Novalis. Young intellectuals met up in Jena during the mid-1790s and announced that from now on earthly things should be viewed by aesthetes and not put under the dissecting knife of progressive rationalism, and demanded the inalienable rehabilitation of the soul, nature, premonition and intuition. »Romantic poetry is still evolving; yes, that is its true nature, it can never become eternal, never be completed. Perhaps Romanticism had found«, wrote Thomas Mann, »its true means of expression in the undefinable sphere of music.« An evening of romantic music accompanied by lyric and prose of the era, during which a broad musical arc will be drawn from Schubert and Brahms to Mahler.
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Tuesday 11.02.2014 20:00 h

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Oper Frankfurt (Holzfoyer)

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