Schwanengesang D744 with soprano Kerstin Avemo visits the amazing Teatro Fraschini in Pavia.
Kerstin Avemo performs Schwanengesang D744 in Pavia Italy on September 19, a performance staged by renowned director Romeo Castellucci. The production has previoulsly visited venues such as the Enniskillen International Beckett Festival, the Stanislavsky Festival at the Yauza Palace Concert Hall in Moscow, Opéra Grand Avignon, La Monnaie, The Paris Autumn Festival and venues in Luxembourg and Milan. In October Schwanengesang will be performed at the Festival Delle Colline in Turin, Italy.
"The title – which means “Swan song” – comes from a Lied by Schubert that, sung along with others, composes this evening of songs. We are together, once again, in the untimely cavern of the pit of a theatre, listening to Schubert. Everything flows along, simple and literal, apparently without any conflict. But while I am sitting in the dark listening, a question comes to mind: how is it that this woman who is singing has lived that which I have never lived; and yet, – yes – I am sure that I have, at some time. How can she know my intimate thoughts more deeply than I myself? What is the origin of her song, that touches my own origin so profoundly? And what is the origin of these tears of mine, now, that have no content and are diametrically opposed to any kind of sentimentalism – that I hate ?" - Romeo Castellucci