Conductor Daniel Harding (Orchestre de Paris chief) has done more than anyone since Benjamin Britten to bring Schumann’s choral masterwork back into the repertoire. In 2014, he released an acclaimed recording of the piece with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, with Christian Gerhaher and Christiane Karg as Faust and Marguerite respectively. This March, Harding, Gerhaher and Karg will reunite in London to play the Scenes with the London Symphony Orchestra. It looks to be a sure highlight of the Barbican Centre’s 2015/16 season.
Christian Gerhaher is one of the world’s most celebrated baritones. His regular appearances at Wigmore Hall have a tendency to sell out within hours, while his part as Wolfram in the Royal Opera House’s Tannhauser drew ecstatic reviews. As an acknowledged expert in Schumann’s lieder, he will be the perfect fit for this music. The multi-award winning soprano Christiane Karg, particularly acclaimed for her roles in Mozart and Strauss, should provide his match. Tenor Andrew Staples and bass Alistair Miles complete the experienced solo cast.
|What||Scenes from Goethe's Faust, Barbican Centre|
|Where||Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Barbican (underground)|
On 20 Mar 16, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Barbican website|