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Simone Young conductsGurrelieder

15 - 16 March 2024

In the Concert Hall

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Classical Music

Arnold Schoenberg's Gurrelieder is a musical tapestry of monumental scale, requiring an orchestra of 140 musicians and a chorus of 285. An unmissable experience.

Please note this concert WILL have a lockout period, with latecomers not being able to enter the venue until interval, approximately 60 minutes into the performance.

A spectacular romance

Performed in Sydney for the first time to celebrate Schoenberg's 150th birthday, this huge work is the composer at his most romantic, a vast sound world for a beautifully crafted tale of love and loss.

Adapted from Danish legend, this masterpiece rivals any fantasy epic with its themes of passion, jealousy and the quest for love that transcends life.

In a musical landmark, Chief Conductor Simone Young leads the Sydney Symphony in this extraordinary work for the first time in the Orchestra's history. An all-star cast includes celebrated tenor Simon O'Neill and the extraordinary German soprano Ricarda Merbeth making her long-awaited return to Sydney.

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Programme

SCHOENBERG Gurrelieder

Artist information

Simone Young conductor 
Simon O'Neill Waldemar 
Ricarda Merbeth Tove 
Deborah Humble Waldtaube 
Sava Vemić Peasant 
Andrew Goodwin Klaus-Narr 
Warwick Fyfe Speaker 
Musicians of the Australian National Academy Of Music (ANAM)
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

Chief Conductor Simone Young on Gurrelieder

Other information

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