The Cross in the Mountains: German Choral Music in the Age of The Ring

Written By The Wagnerian on Friday, 17 June 2011 | 6:36:00 pm

Opera North Chorus:

Music from the very heart of the forest where the German Romantic imagination was forged. Between 1815 and 1870 German writers, thinkers, painters and musicians took inspiration from mediaeval symbolism, nature and their own philosophy to create a movement that dominated the century. The Chorus of Opera North performs the mysterious and sublime choruses from the creators of German Romantic music including Weber, Marschner, Lortzing and Nicolai. This is a journey that ends with Wagner and The Ring, but along the way takes in some pinnacles of terror, beauty and even humour.

The Horn section of Opera North provide the sound world which evokes the stag in the forest and the Cross on the mountain top.


Sat 25 June 2011, 7.45pm


Howard Assembly Rooms

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