Songs and Dances of Death and Kindertotenlieder


Experience a double bill of ‘Songs and Dances of Death’ by Mussorgsky and ‘Kindertotenlieder’ by Mahler: part of NI Opera’s new Salon Series.

While the themes of both works are macabre and dark the music is mesmerising and magnificent: this will be a spectacular staged performance of two legendary song cycles.

Baritone Brendan Collins and pianist Tristan Russcher will perform Mussorgsky’s masterpiece. ‘Songs and Dances of Death‘ is a set of four songs: ‘Lullaby’, ‘Serenade’ ‘Trepak’ and ‘Field Marshall’, each telling a story where Death is personified, appearing to four different people on the cusp of life and death.  This performance will be in English.

Mezzo-soprano Margaret Bridge and pianist Tristan Russcher perform a staged version of Mahler’s emotive and beautiful ‘Kindertotenlieder‘ (Songs on the Death of Children), a set of five songs based around the work of the poet Rückert written after the death of his two of his children.  These songs explore the feelings and processes of grief and will be performed in German.


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23/03 2024 7:45pm
The MAC 10 Exchange Street West BELFAST
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