Winterreise - F. Schubert

Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Piano

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Though Schubert’s Winterreise was originally intended for tenor or baritone, this shouldn’t be taken too literally. The lyrical “I” has never truly been limited to a specific gender. For this reason, the cycle was also sung in the twentieth century by female singers, including the very finest in their field. After Christa Ludwig and Brigitte Fassbaender, Joyce DiDonato will now be following Schubert’s sad wayfarer on his journey with no return. As a singer who approaches everything with the same earnestness – whether Handel or Mozart, Berlioz or Ravel, great European operas or American musicals – DiDonato seems predestined for this adventure. The artist will be accompanied by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who will be giving his Festspielhaus debut as a pianist.

Photo that shows Joyce Didonato Credit Simon Pauly 2. © Simon Pauly
© Simon Pauly


Franz Schubert
Winterreise, op. 89 Song cycle to poems by Wilhelm Müller

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