Focus on spirituality at Lincoln Center’s Oct. 19-Nov. 24 White Light Festival

Posted on: June 18, 2019

“Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, which has made spirituality and transcendence a unifying theme for presentations of music, theater and dance, will present its 10th season this fall,” writes Michael Cooper in Thursday’s (6/13) New York Times. “One highlight will be ‘Zauberland,’ an adaptation of Schumann’s song cycle ‘Dichterliebe,’ starring the soprano Julia Bullock and the pianist Cédric Tiberghien, about a woman from a war-torn land seeking peace.… The festival will open on Oct. 19 with the American premiere of ‘Sugimoto Bunraku Sonezaki Shinju: The Love Suicides at Sonezaki,’ a contemporary take on a 1703 Japanese play…. White Light will also present ‘DruidShakespeare: Richard III,’ … in a production of Ireland’s Druid theater company. There will also be … ‘The Manganiyar Seduction,’ a music-theater work performed by Sufi musicians from northwest India.” Gianandrea Noseda will conduct the National Symphony Orchestra in Act II of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, with soprano Christina Goerke and tenor Stephen Gould; Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic will perform Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4; the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and its Choir will perform Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater; and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will perform Wynton Marsalis’s The Abyssinian Mass.

Posted June 18, 2019

In photo: Soprano Julia Bullock in “Zauberland,” a theatrical version of Schumann’s song cycle “Dichterliebe” that will be part of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival in fall 2019. Photo by Patrick Berger