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Last Days: The London Showing

When
Monday December 10, 2018 at 19:30
Where
Bridewell Theatre, London
Tickets
£22, £16 (students)
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  1. The world is waiting for the sunrise - Ernest Seitz
  2. Galathea, from Brettl-Lieder (Cabaret Songs) - Arnold Schoenberg
  3. Le veuf - Erik Satie
  4. Schliesse mir die Augen beide - Alban Berg
  5. He is there, from 3 Songs of the War - Charles Ives
  6. The lads in their hundreds, from Six songs from A Shropshire lad - George Butterworth
  7. Blaweary - Ivor Gurney
  8. Mutation, from Calligrammes - Francis Poulenc
  9. K-K-K-Katy - Geoffrey O'Hara
  10. Voyage, from Calligrammes - Francis Poulenc
  11. Black Stitchel - Ivor Gurney
  12. To Women, from The Spirit of England Op 80 - Sir Edward Elgar
  13. Six songs from A Shropshire lad - George Butterworth
    • Loveliest of trees
    • Is my team ploughing?
  14. Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis, from 3 Chansons - Maurice Ravel
  15. Der Nachtwandler, from Brettl-Lieder (Cabaret Songs) - Arnold Schoenberg
  16. Requiescat - George Butterworth, lyrics by Oscar Wilde
  17. Schliesse mir die Augen beide (1925 version) - Alban Berg
  18. How they so softly rest - J Healey Willan

The Young Artists of the National Opera Studio perform Last Days, devised and directed by Tim Albery, to mark the centenary of the end of World War I.

We are taken from the gaiety of pre-war Europe’s nightclubs into an apocalyptic vision of the War’s outbreak, towards increasingly stormy, raw or mournful songs and texts from Berg, Satie, E E Cummings, Elgar, Butterworth and Gurney, among others.

Members of the Orchestra of Opera North and the next generation of operatic stars bring these powerful and affecting songs to new life in this special one-off London performance.

The National Opera Studio has been at the forefront of opera training in the UK for 40 years. Its internationally renowned Young Artists’ Programme takes on twelve singers and four répétiteurs each year, who have the potential to be the leading artists of their generation. Singers who have started their careers at the Studio include Gerald Finley OC CBE, Lesley Garrett CBE, Susan Bullock CBE, David Butt Philip, Duncan Rock and Katerina Karnéus, and répétiteur alumni can be found on the music staff of the greatest opera houses in the world.

This performance takes place as part of the First World War Centenary series led by Imperial War Museums


Venue
Bridewell Theatre
14 Bride Lane, off Fleet Street
London
London
EC4Y 8EQ
England
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