Thursday, 2 March 2017
7.30 p.m., Vocal recital and recitation in the
foyer of the Altes Theater Dessau
The Cloak of Dreams
Chinese fairy tales by Béla Balázs
Vocals: Rita Kapfhammer & Andreas Hammer
Recitation: Mirjana Milosavljević
Piano: Markus L. Frank
As part of its focus on the work of Béla Balázs, the Anhaltisches Theater presents a soirée based around one of the few narrative texts by the Hungarian poet, "The Cloak of Dreams". This collection of short often grotesque fairy tales transports the listeners into dream worlds, whose visual appeal points the way towards Balázs's later career as a film reviewer and successful writer of screenplays. This brilliant programme also features songs to texts by the poet Hans Bethge, born in Dessau, one of whose works is the immortal Das Lied von der Erde.
A prodction of the
Anhaltisches Theater Dessau.