The Silver Lake A Winter’s Tale (Der Silbersee)
Main House, Theatre Royal
This autumn English Touring Opera returns to Bath with Mozart’s The Seraglio and Kurt Weill’s The Silver Lake – A Winter’s Tale. The Seraglio is a light comedy with emotional truth and The Silver Lake – A Winter’s Tale is a poignant story with a sharp edge of satire. “ETO is a jewel in the country’s operatic crown”WhatsOnStage
ETO’s first Kurt Weill production
This is, for many, Kurt Weill’s masterpiece. Closed down by the Nazi authorities in 1933 and not performed for many years, this is a piece about those who are left behind.
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.
Conducted by Weill specialist James Holmes, and directed by ETO’s James Conway, The Silver Lake – A Winter’s Tale promises to be a compelling night in the theatre, with astonishing music.
Sung in German with English narration and English subtitles.
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