Baritone Matthias Goerne – Performs Schubert’s ‘Winterreise’ – this Friday through Sunday at the Taube Atrium Theatre

by Sean Martinfield | See: By Sean, The Pink Section

The first season of San Francisco Opera Lab launches with the San Francisco premiere of Winterreise (Winter Journey), a series of 24 animated short films as a visual response to Franz Schubert’s haunting song cycle. South African artist William Kentridge has created his own imaginary visual journey as a poetic counterpoint to the interpretation of Schubert’s lieder masterpiece performed by eminent German baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist and new artistic director of the Salzburg Festival, Markus Hinterhäuser. This production originated at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in July 2014.

Matthias Goerne. Photo, Marco Borggreve
will be presented Friday through Sunday, March 11 – 13:

3/11 @ 8:00 – Pre-show talk with General Director David Gockley and SF Opera Lab’s Elkhanah Pulitzer at 7:00.

3/12 @ 8:00 –  Pre-show talk with SF MOMA Curator of Media Arts Rudolf Frieling and Stanford Professor Adrian Daub, facilitated by Kip Cranna at 7:00.

3/13 @ 3:00 – Pre-show talk with Frank Smigiel, SF MOMA Associate Curator of Performance and Film, facilitated by Kip Cranna at 2:00.

This presentation marks the west coast premiere of the 2016 production co-commissioned and co-produced by Festival d’Aix-en-Provence; Wiener Festwochen; Holland Festival; KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen/Niedersächsische Musiktage, Hanover; Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg; Opéra de Lille; and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Sung in German. Approximate running time: 1 hour, 20 minutes. Tickets: $125
Click here to purchase tickets online: Winterreise

Markus Hinterhäuser. Photo, SN:APA:NEUMAYR

Click on the photo to watch YouTube of Matthias Goerne and pianist Markus Hinterhaeuser in a performance of Schubert’s “Der Leiermann” from Winterreise:


Meet the Artist
Click on the photo to watch YouTube:  William Kentridge On His Process
William Kentridge at work

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