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Opera Queensland: A Poet’s Love – Sarah Crane, Shaun Brown and Alex Ranieri
6 August @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
One event on 7 August 2021 at 2:00 pm
In association with the Brisbane Music Festival, Opera Queensland presents a vocal recital with soprano Sarah Crane, baritone Shaun Brown and BMF Artistic Director, pianist Alex Raineri. Entitled A Poet’s Love, it features pinnacles of 19th-century German poetry by Heinrich Heine, in the form of Schumann’s celebrated song cycle Dichterliebe, and Friedrich Rückert, by way of Mahler’s radiant Rückert Lieder. While Schumann’s cycle is a musical response to Heine’s imagery of flowers, dreams and folktales, Mahler’s was never intended as a cycle. Now established as such, it includes the profoundly moving Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (I am lost to the world).
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A Poet’s Love embodies the very essence of romanticism. In our second recital in collaboration with the 2021 Brisbane Music Festival, join soprano Sarah Crane, baritone Shaun Brown and the Festival’s Artistic Director, Alex Raineri, for A Poet’s Love, a celebration of poetry and song through two seminal song-cycles. Gustav Mahler’s transcendent Rückert Lieder cast a uniquely magical spell, transporting the audience to an incorporeal, heavenly plane whilst Schumann’s Dichterliebe embodies more earthly sentiments, a collection of songs that speak of dreams and fairy tales.