Manchester Collective: Pierrot Lunaire
Friday 16 November 8.00pm
RNCM Concert Hall
Arnold Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire Op 21
Tim Burke conductor
Lotte Betts-Dean soprano
Elizabeth Alker presenter
Emma Doherty director
Nate Gibson designer
David Pountney libretto
The wild, seductive chords of Schoenberg’s masterpiece have intrigued and confounded audiences for over 100 years. Manchester Collective brings this sensual and dangerous world to life, performed in English, in a new translation by David Pountney.
Emma Doherty directs this visceral staged production, delving deep into the inner world of the unnamed female protagonist. Acclaimed Australian soprano Lotte Betts-Dean paints a vivid picture of a woman on the edge – inspiration, struggle, ambition and self-doubt.
Pierrot Lunaire is presented by NTS/BBC Radio 6 broadcaster Elizabeth Alker, who will guide audiences through the emotional wreckage of this musical apocalypse.
Manchester Collective’s mission is to create ‘radical human experiences through music, for everyone.’ This is the first chance to see this project before it tours the UK.
Students/Under 18s £5
It’s a challenging work which has been intriguing and confounding audiences for over a hundred years. If there is any ensemble fit to do it creative justice, then it’s the wildly inventive Manchester Collective.
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