As violence blazes, a young woman waits at the border of Zauberland—a magical world of security and peace. But while asleep, her dreams are haunted by images of the burnt-out city she was forced to abandon. Composer Bernard Foccroulle and writer Martin Crimp seamlessly interweave 16 new songs with Schumann’s Dichterliebe, a Romantic song cycle infused with yearning and fairy-tale landscapes. Katie Mitchell directs this New York premiere starring “ravishingly visceral” soprano Julia Bullock and pianist Cédric Tiberghien (New York Times).

“The most important British director of theatre and opera at work today.”
– Guardian (U.K.) on director Katie Mitchell
“Bullock’s radiant soprano shines brightly and unfailingly. . . . she communicates intense, authentic feeling, as if she were singing right from her soul.”
– Opera News

Venue

524 W. 59th Street

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MUSIC | THEATER

Zauberland (Magic Land)

An encounter with Schumann’s Dichterliebe

New York premiere

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Julia Bullock, soprano
Cédric Tiberghien, piano
With Ben Clifford, Natasha Kafka, David Rawlins, and Raphael Zari
Music by Robert Schumann and Bernard Foccroulle
Text by Heinrich Heine and Martin Crimp
Katie Mitchell, stage direction
Chloe Lamford, set and costume design
James Farncombe, lighting design

Performed in German and English with English supertitles

 

Performance length: 80 minutes, no intermission

 

A production of C.I.C.T. — Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord
A co-production of Royal Opera House, London; La Monnaie/De Munt, Brussels; Opéra de Lille; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., New York; Opéra de Rouen Normandie; University Musical Society of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Le cercle des partenaires des Bouffes du Nord.
With the support from Lyrical Creation Fund (SACD)
Co-commissioned by the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord and the co-producers
The White Light presentation of Zauberland is made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Performance Details

  • Post-performance talk with Julia Bullock, Cédric Tiberghien, Bernard Foccroulle, and Ara Guzelimian on Wednesday, October 30
    Post-performance talk with Julia Bullock, Cédric Tiberghien, Bernard Foccroulle, and Ara Guzelimian on Wednesday, October 30