Paul Hindemith: Mathis and Moerder

Date: 5 Dec 2008 - 20:00
End Date: 5 Dec 2008 - 21:00
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Event details: The newly founded Ardente Opera Company presents their flagship production of the UK premiere of one of Paul Hindemith's early operas, Moerder, Hoffnung der Frauen in concert performance, alongside the sublime Symphonie Mathis der Maler, featuring orchestral music from the composer's operatic masterpiece of the same name. Conducted by Julian Black, these two dramatic masterpieces demonstrate two contrasting sides to Hindemith's music: the dark, Expressionist ferality of Moerder, Hoffnung der Frauen and the serene juxtaposed with the grotesque in the Symphonie.

Moerder, Hoffnung der Frauen, based on the play of the same name by Oscar Kokoschka, describes the encounter between a Man and a Woman, accompanied by their respective groups of hunters and Maidens, in a dark forest, ending in the death of the Woman and the the Man's exit through a passage of fire. Featuring some of the finest singers from Cambridge and London, including Johnny Herford and Mary-Ellen Lynall, as well as the stunning Ardente Opera Orchestra, this production promises to be one of the most exciting ventures of the musical year.

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