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Manchester Collective performs Pierrot Lunaire posted 02 Nov 2018

Manchester Collective performs Pierrot Lunaire

Described as "powerful, moving & extraordinary”, Manchester Collective performs Schoenberg’s dramatic Pierrot Lunaire in one of Leeds Town Hall’s more unusual spaces, The Crypt, on Thursday 22 November at 8pm.    

In this unique staged show, set over the course of one night and built around a stark set consisting of a single four poster bed, Manchester Collective brings Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire to life. Pierrot Lunaire is one of the most controversial and polarising pieces of music ever written and consists of 21 songs about madness, death, sex, dreams, and trauma. The script is surreal and unsettling, and the music is wild, beautiful, and strange.

An intimate concert performed in-the-round, this production delves deep into the inner world of the unnamed female protagonist. Acclaimed Australian soprano Lotte Betts-Dean paints a vivid picture of a woman on the edge – inspiration, struggle, ambition, and self-doubt. Under the baton of Timothy Burke, this performance features a brand new English translation by David Pountney and is presented by NTS/BBC Radio 6 broadcaster Elizabeth Alkers. This is not a work that comes up often. This is not a work you will ever forget.

Manchester Collective's Music Director Rhaki Singh explains what the audience can expect from the concert:
“We have a very simple philosophy at Manchester Collective: we play music that we believe in 100 percent. We do absolutely everything in our control to ensure this music has a chance to speak to others as directly and powerfully as possible. A Manchester Collective show is personal, challenging, playful and explorative. We take away the fourth wall by talking with our audience, wearing our own choice of clothing rather than what is traditionally expected and we make spaces feel as comfortable and engaging as possible”.

Bursting onto the music scene in 2017, Manchester Collective’s trademark thrilling performances, allied with daring programming and a brazen approach to convention, saw them reach more than 65,000 people with their debut season. In December 2017, Manchester Collective was appointed Ensemble in Residence at The Stoller Hall, a new flagship concert hall for Manchester. The “intimate, immersive experiences without parallel” (Bachtrack) have attracted much attention from The Strad Magazine, Seen and Heard International, Classic FM and the BBC, and in March 2018 the Collective presented a ground-breaking two hour classical broadcast on NTS Radio.

Tickets for Manchester Collective at The Crypt, Leeds Town Hall on Thursday 22 November at 8pm are priced at £19.06 (£5.30 for under 18s, students, over 60s and unwaged) and can be purchased from the Box Office on 0113 376 0318 or book online.

Book for Manchester Collective: Pierrot Lunaire at The Crypt, Leeds Town Hall on Thursday 22 November.

View the Manchester Collective brochure online.  

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