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Agata Zubel — Cleopatra's Songs

Inspired by
-  a time that no one can remember;
-  a love that historians conceal behind the cynicism of mercantile interpretations;
-  a legend that proves stronger than history;
-  the words of a poet who wove HER life story into the finest of verse;
-  a land now sunk under the sea, but still firing our imagination with its splendour;
-  and, finally, by the woman HERSELF – a queen and goddess – smart, imperious, charismatic, brave, extravagant, sharp-witted, tough, eloquent; bursting with energy; renowned for her valour, wisdom, ambition and determination; proud and indomitable, rich, stubborn and spoilt – simply unequalled.
Though her true image – like the sound – has irrevocably been lost.
There is much that we do not understand about her. Still, these gaps make her mythic attraction even stronger. Brilliance and greatness. Personality.
And she loved till the very end
—Agata Zubel, 2017

27 April 2018
8.00 p.m.
Witten, Saalbau Witten, Festsaal Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik New Works UA UA UA

Vito Zuraj — Tension World Pemiere
Agata Zubel — Cleopatra's Songs World Pemiere 
Yann Robin — Übergang World Premiere 

Agata Zubel, voice
conductor: Emilio Pomàrico

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