Winterreise (Winter Journey)::Andrew Foster-Williams - bass-baritone ï Christopher Gould piano ï Mariele Neudecker film
The eloquent bass Andrew Foster-Williams tackles the icy pinnacle of Schubertís songwriting career as he travels through the melancholy and compelling landscape of his great song cycle Winterreise. Schubertís poignant setting of Wilhelm M¸llerís powerful poems is presented against a backdrop of film by the acclaimed visual artist Mariele Neudecker. Shot on locations in and around Shetland, Oslo, Helsinki and St. Petersburg in the winter of 2003, the stunning imagery ñ captured on Neudeckerís own winter journey ñ reflects the bleak landscape through which the singer recalls his lost love and imagines bitter mockery, isolation, despair, dreams and nightmares, including a weird encounter with a hurdy-gurdy man (ëDer Leiermanní).
Meet the artist: 6.45pm
Tickets: £15.50, £13 (£13, £10.50 concessions) £7 Young person
Film commissioned by Opera North in association
with Leeds Art Gallery
Supported by the Friends of Lancaster Concerts