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Orchestre des Champs-Élysées & Collegium Vocale Gent

Schumann’s look at paradise

orchestral
vocal
Fri 23 Oct 2015 20.00
Concert hall
introduction by Koen Uvin 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.20

Standard €20.00 - €52.00

Reduction -26 €10.00 - €26.00

Reduction 65+ €17.00 - €44.20

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

Philippe Herreweghe demonstrates Schumann’s dramatic talent in an oriental folk tale about a fallen angel

An oriental folk tale about a fallen angel: in 1843 it was with this dreamily-romantic work, full of eastern promise, that Schumann convinced the audience of his dramatic talent. Nowadays, Schumann is best known for his lieder and piano music, but he himself attached more importance to his lyrical work. This grand oratorio brought every aspect together for the first time: Schumann’s love of literature, his narrative skill, his talent for orchestration and the enchanting sound world of the romantic opera. He drew his inspiration from Irish poet Thomas Moore’s oriental romance poem Lalla Rookh, which was very popular at the time. The honest energy of Philippe Herreweghe and his Orchestre des Champs-Elysées gives Schumann’s score the necessary depth. Soprano Carolyn Sampson shines in the role of the angel child Peri.

programme

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Das Paradies und die Peri, opus 50 (1843)

performers

Orchestre des Champs-Elysées: orchestra
Collegium Vocale Gent: choir
Philippe Herreweghe: conductor
Carolyn Sampson: soprano
Christina Landshamer: mezzo-soprano
Elvira Bill: contralto
Maximilian Schmitt: tenor
Andrè Schuen: bass

Contralto Wiebke Lehmkuhl had to cancel for this concert. She will be replaced by Elvira Bill.

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Orchestre des Champs-Elysées: orchestra
Collegium Vocale Gent: choir
Philippe Herreweghe: conductor
Carolyn Sa...

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Fri 23 Oct 2015 20.00
Concert hall
introduction by Koen Uvin 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.20

Standard €20.00 - €52.00

Reduction -26 €10.00 - €26.00

Reduction 65+ €17.00 - €44.20

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

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