Hans Werner Henze: Phaedra | Ein Landarzt, 8-15 June

 08 June
 Guildhall School of Music & Drama
 Silk Street, Barbican - EC2Y 8DT - London - United Kingdom
 Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Opera & Vocal Timothy Redmond conductor Ashley Dean director Cordelia Chisholm designer Mark Doubleday lighting designer Victoria Newlyn movement director A double bill of contrasting works by one of the towering and most prolific figures in late 20th and early 21st century opera, German composer Hans Werner Henze. Ein Landarzt (1951) is an early work based on a Kafka short story, originally written as a radio opera before Henze adapted the piece as a monodrama for the great German baritone, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. This version is presented as a curtain raiser to the strikingly different opera, Phaedra (2007), written for the Berlin State Opera five years before the composer’s death. Both works testify to Henze’s extraordinary dramatic imagination and promise an exciting evening in the theatre. Tickets £25 (£15 concessions), available from the Barbican Box Office from 8 April. Priority booking for Guildhall Circle members. Silk Street Theatre

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