Virtual Performance: Vivaldi meets Werther - Four Seasons

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Virtual Performance: Vivaldi meets Werther - Four Seasons

  • Mon 26 Jul 2021
  • 5:00PM

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Join us for this unique virtual performance, created by Austrian theatre maker Pamela Schermann, presenting Werther's tragic love story told through Antonio Vivaldi's violin concerts 'The Four Seasons'. A multidisciplinary show for violin, actor and musicians.

Different art forms reframe and reimagine one another to form an original vision of two traditional works: united by their sense of drama, characterisation and feeling.

The dramatic movements of Antonio Vivaldi’s 'The Four Seasons' interweave with Goethe’s novel 'The Sorrows of Young Werther' to bring its haunting story to life.

With interactions between actor and violinist, this production develops the drama inherent in Vivaldi’s music into a bold new reading of these two well-loved narratives. Just like in Goethe’s novel, Charlotte is omnipresent and constantly in Werther’s mind and her musical manifestation in this piece allows us a glimpse into his all consuming passion.

Cast and Creatives

Music by Antonio Vivaldi
Texts by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Conceived by Pamela Schermann
A film by James Scriven and Samuel Lawrence
Solo violin: Alda Dizdari
Werther: Samuel Lawrence
Piano: Adam Repa

String Quartet:
Maria Gîlicel, 1st violin
Ezgi Sarikcioglu, 2nd violin
Anna Barsegjana, viola
Idlir Shyti, cello

Produced by Time Zone Theatre Ltd
Supported by Austrian Cultural Forum London

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Vivaldi meets Werther (© Samuel Lawrence)