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Songs of the Night

Songs of the Night

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Guest director Rebecca Chan imagines an exquisite orchestral nocturne, including sumptuous arrangements of lieder with tenor Andrew Goodwin.

The night is full of light—the twinkle of a carpet of stars, shards of moonlight piercing the forest canopy, romance kindled by the embers of a fire—but outshining them all, a song from the heart.

Following on from her acclaimed MCO directing début in 2015 with The Gypsy Palace, Rebecca Chan returns with a sonorous and lush nocturnal vision, including Wagner’s passionate Prelude from Tristan und Isolde and Schoenberg’s twilit confession for strings, Verklärte Nacht.

Tenor Andrew Goodwin’s career has hit the stratosphere, singing major roles at opera houses across Europe to enormous acclaim. He sings haunting night-themed lieder reimagined in sumptuous new string orchestra arrangements, including Schoenberg’s Waldesnacht and Schubert’s Der Erlkönig.

PRAISE FOR ANDREW GOODWIN:

“one of those performances that lives in the memory for days”
— Sydney Morning Herald 

WAGNER arr GÜRTLER
Prelude from Tristan und Isolde (arr string orchestra)
STRAUSS
Die Nacht*
SCHOENBERG
Waldesnacht*
Verklärte Nacht*
BARTOK
String Quartet No 4: II Prestissimo
MENDELSSOHN
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Scherzo*
SKIPWORTH
New Work
SCHUBERT
Nacht und Träume D827*
Winterreise D911: Gute Nacht*
Nachtstück D672*
Der Erlkönig D328*
*arr string orchestra by Rebecca Chan

World première season. Commission Supported by the Robert Salzer Foundation

Andrew Goodwin TENOR
Rebecca Chan DIRECTOR

On Jun 22
Jun 22, 2017 07:30 pm to Jun 22, 2017 09:30 pm