Friday 19 October 2012

‘On Some Threshold of the Air’ – Songs of Viktor Ullmann

ETO: The Emperor of Atlantis
image credit Richard Hubert Smith
Following on from their performances of Viktor Ullmann's astounding opera The Emperor of Atlantis (see my review), English Touring Opera are promoting a recital by soprano Paula Sides (who appeared in ETO's performances of Ullmann's opera). Accompanied by pianist Jonathan Gale, Sides will be singing songs by Ullmann, celebrating the composer's life and work. The concert is on Tuesday 23 October at St. John's Waterloo. It will be followed by a discussion about Ullmann, the historical context of his works and the art of Terezin. If you thought that The Emperor of Atlantis was amazing, then this is your chance to explore Ullmann's work further. His catalogue runs to some 40 opus numbers, plus a startling 20 or so works written whilst he was in Terezin.

The concert is part of the Inside Out Festival, further details from the festival website.

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