Jewish soundscapes of the 20th century

Recital / Soiree

Joint series of events by the Hanover State Opera and Villa Seligmann

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Clara Nadeshdin, Nikki Treurniet; Alyosha Lennert, Darwin Prakash, Gagik Vardanyan, Richard Walshe

The Hanover State Opera is a guest at the Villa Seligmann with a program for its anniversary year. Singers from the State Opera Ensemble perform songs by Kurt Weill, Leonard Bernstein, Verdina Shlonsky, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Viktor Ullmann and other Jewish composers. The spectrum of languages set to music ranges from German, English and French to Hebrew, Yiddish, Czech and Croatian. The tendency towards assimilation in the approach to non-Jewish literature and folklore stands on an equal footing with independent Jewish lines of tradition – often both can even be read in the work of one and the same composer. The different styles and languages of these works, composed between 1911 and 1960, impressively demonstrate the diversity of Jewish music-making in the 20th century. The program will be presented by Francesco Greco on the piano and Martin Mutschler, who will host the evening.

Further events in the series:

Between assimilation and coexistence – Shelly Kupferberg in conversation with Max Czollek, Dr. Felix Klein, Laura Berman and Eliah Sakakushev-von Bismarck | Sunday, May 16, 2021 | 11 a.m. |
Opera house and online stream

In step with the times: 200 years of Louis Lewandowski – Cantor Isidoro Abramowicz with works by Louis Lewandowski and Yiddish tango from Argentina | Sunday, October 17, 2021 | 11 a.m. | Opera House and online stream

With the kind support of:

1700 years of Jewish life in Germany

Supported by #2021JLID – Jüdisches Leben in Deutschland e.V. with funds from the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community.

In cooperation with:

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