Soprano Diana Damrau performs Strauss paired with Iain Bell’s setting of words by Christa Palmer, with conductor Gianandrea Noseda.
Iain Bell’s The Hidden Place sets poetry written by Christa Palmer, opera singer and aunt of soprano soloist Diana Damrau, and depicts the intimate moments shared by two lovers throughout the four seasons of the year.
We also hear music by Richard Strauss, journeying from his formative years – Don Juan, the breakaway tone poem which solidified the 24-year-old composer’s reputation and Till Eulenspiegel, which chronicles the misadventures of a German peasant hero – to the final scene of his opera Capriccio, written at the end of his life.
Part of the Barbican's Diana Damrau Sings Strauss series
The performance is expected to finish around 8.55pm, including a 20 minute interval.
Under 18s £5
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The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
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Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.