Das Lied von der Erde
Fifth Door Ensemble performs a chamber version of Gustav Mahler’s late masterpiece Das Lied von der Erde, conducted by Thomas Blunt with mezzo soprano Jennifer Johnston and tenor Charne Rochford.
Introduced by Stephen Johnson and Anna Picard, and arranged for 15 instruments by Schoenberg and Reiner Riehn, this exquisite ‘song symphony’ synthesizes Mahler’s writing for voice and orchestra, and contrasts themes of darkness and light, desolation and joy.
The Fifth Door Ensemble is a new, innovative collective performing epic masterworks of the repertory in a chamber format.
Pre-show talk with Stephen Johnson and Anna Picard begins at 7.00pm.
Part of Opera Holland Park’s 2021 Season in their new 400-seat performance space. Built with sustainable materials and located in the heart of one of London’s most beautiful parks, the newly designed auditorium offers audiences an immediate connection to the emotional drama of opera, while also being customised for safe social distancing, and providing greater accessibility.