Eine sinnliche Traumreise.

Schönberg in Erwartung

Eine sinnliche Traumreise.

Opening night: 21st of April 2015

Preformances: 23rd, 25th and 26th of April 2015

Begin: 7.30 p.m

Venue: ems lounge, Dietrichg. 25, 1030 Vienna

An introduction will be held by Walter Kobéra before each show at 7.15 p.m.

Das Buch der hängenden Gärten - The Book of the Hanging Gardens (op.15, for chamber orchestra by Richard Dünser, 2010)

Entreacte  (world premiere by Richard Dünser)

Erwartung - Expectation(op.17, for chamber orchestra by Faradsch Karaew, 1999)


In Schönberg’s oeuvre, the song cycle The Book of the Hanging Gardens and the music drama Erwartung [Expectation] reflect two basic components of the atmosphere that prevailed back when they were written, shortly after 1900: a new beginning and anxiety.

Two female voices guide the listener into contrasting dream-worlds. The erotic love dream of the Hanging Gardens is countered by the anxious nightmare of the modern individual in Erwartung. The aimless desire of the first work becomes a fear-laden search in the second, as a glistening world of seduction peters out into threatening desolation.

An interlude, Entreacte, will serve on the instrumental level to add density to these two emotional journeys while also giving rise to a context within which they relate to one another. The resulting musical and dramaturgical symbiosis promises to offer a new perspective on these works

Mezzosoprano:Verena Gunz

SopranoMagdalena Anna Hofmann

Musical Director Walter Kobéra / Director Elisabeth Gabriel / Stage Design Hans Kudlich / Costume Design Ingrid Leibezeder / Light Design Norbert Chmel

amadeus ensemble-wien

Tickets EUR 25 & 40 by March 2015, for more information klick here

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