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6/3/2007

Winterreise/The Sorrows of Young Werther at Long Beach Opera Today (Plus: New Michael Connelly Book Out)

Filed under: Books,Music — Patterico @ 9:15 am

Long Beach Opera is reprising its 2005 production of Winterreise/The Sorrows of Young Werther — a staged version of the Schubert song cycle, based on a set of poems by Wilhelm Mueller, interwoven with readings from Goethe’s novel The Sorrows of Young Werther. In 2005, I reviewed the original performance in this post. Since the current production is essentially identical to the 2005 version, I have little to add to my earlier review, other than to say this: if you have a chance to see the last performance today, I highly recommend it.

P.S. After the performance, which I saw with Marc “Armed Liberal” Danziger and his lovely and charming wife, we went to a Michael Connelly book signing. I’m looking forward to the book (The Overlook), which is the latest Harry Bosch book. Interesting side note: Marc read the entire book during the signing. I thought I was a relatively fast reader, but Marc reads about 5-6 times as fast as I do, putting away a page every 5 seconds or so.

One Response to “Winterreise/The Sorrows of Young Werther at Long Beach Opera Today (Plus: New Michael Connelly Book Out)”

  1. I don’t know. I take my Winterreise straight. Somewhere in my old vinyl collection I’ve got Peter Pears with Benjamin Britten (Schumann’s Dichterliebe also). A classic.

    Attila (Pillage Idiot) (88e3e3)


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