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ETO: The Silver Lake
Sat 19 Oct 2019 , 7:30 pm| £29
Though best known for his brilliant and bitter collaborations with Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill was a serious composer with deep social convictions. The Silver Lake – A Winter’s Tale (Der Silbersee), his last work in Germany, was a collaboration with the poetic playwright Georg Kaiser. It was closed down by the Nazi authorities in 1933, and it was not performed for many years.
At its heart are three rich characters: the thief, the policeman, and the girl called Fennimore. Around them is a bizarre gallery of opportunists, thugs and aristocrats. Somehow the three lovable characters survive a “winter’s tale” that could not be more appropriate to modern Britain – and Fennimore’s song leads the two new friends to a new life, across a frozen lake.
English Touring Opera’s first ever Weill production is conducted by Weill specialist James Holmes, and directed by ETO’s James Conway.
Sung in German with English narration and English surtitles
Cast to be announced.
Tickets £29, £27 concessions, £15 restricted view available from the Gala Theatre Box Office, by telephone 03000 266600 or online via the link below
A double ticket for Seraglio and The Silver Lake is available for £49
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