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Mid Ohio Civic Opera Presents Song Cycle

9 Nov , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Lovers of classical music in Mansfield and Wooster, and in particular those fans of vocal music, have a treat in store for them over the next several days.

The German song cycle, Die Winterreise by Franz Schubert, will be presented in concert under the auspices of the Mid Ohio Civic Opera.

The cycle tells the story of a man wandering on an Earth devoid of life after the world has crumbled into apocalyptic environmental decline. One man walks through the destruction trying to plant a tree he has shielded, lamenting his lost beloved world, eventually sliding into either madness, or death. This, the most haunting and beautiful of Schubert’s song-cycles, is a masterpiece of the genre. The resources of intellect and interpretative power required to deliver them, in the chamber or concert hall, challenge the greatest singers.


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