English Touring Opera: The Silver Lake
James Holmes − Conductor
James Conway − Director (ETO General Director)
We are very excited to welcome back English Touring Opera to perform The Silver Lake — A Winter’s Tale (Der Silbersee). Kurt Weill’s collaboration with the playwright Georg Kaiser was closed down by the Nazi authorities in 1933 and was not performed for many years. For many, it is his masterpiece.
This is a piece about those who are left behind - a poor man driven to steal a pineapple, a poor relation who is passed from house to house, a policeman with principles, and the starving people who at the very beginning of the show are busy burying Hunger itself.
The Silver Lake — A Winter’s Tale (Der Silbersee) promises to be a compelling, poetic night in the theatre, graced with astonishing music.
Sung in German with narration in English. With English surtitles
Richard Hubert Smith