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Hamburg Laeiszhalle: HERAKLEITOS, a new opera by Cyrus Meurant


In his brand new opera, composer Cyrus Meurant musically explores the surviving fragments of the pre-socratic Philosopher HERAKLEITOS. Philosophical concepts including One Cannot Step Into The Same River Twice and Fire Will Come Upon And Lay Hold Of All Things provide a timely opportunity for us to consider the human project of knowledge in the face of an inevitable demise, knowing that whilst all things come into being and pass away, the beginning and the end are common. The Kreuzberger Kamerata under the musical direction of Rebecca Lang collaborate with Birger Radde, Samantha Britt, and Ziad Nehme to bring this new work to life for the very first time. 


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to May 28

The Telephone and Gianni Schicchi

Samantha sings the role of Lucy in Gian Carlo Menotti's satire, "The Telephone" followed by Nella in Puccini's comedy "Gianni Schicchi" with Opera Incognita. This production updates the setting and links the pieces through Lucy and Ben's modern romance and they and their family's greed. 

Dorfen Jakobmayersaal, Unterer Markt 34: April 28, 29, May 3, 5, 6, at 8PM. www.printyourticket.de

München Hubertussaal, Schloss Nymphenburg: May 19, 26, 27, at 8PM. www.muenchenticket.de

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to Mar 25

Companionship Reading at Virginia Arts Festival

Samantha sings Leslie, the lead role of Rachel Peters' opera, Companionship, based on Arthur Phillips' short story, in a closed reading at The Virginia Arts Festival John Duffy Composers Institute for a group of faculty judges including Libby Larsen.

The short story: http://www.fivechapters.com/2009/companionship/

An article about the Institute: http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/duffy-institute/

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