Robyn Archer & Michael Morley - German Cabaret Songs
The internationally acclaimed singer Robyn Archer and pianist Michael Morley will perform a free program of German cabaret songs from five decades, with settings by Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, and Friedrich Hollaender.
The concert is free to the public, but we can only guarantee seats in the hall to conference attendees and those who reserve tickets through this web-service. We will be admitting walk-up attendees only if space permits.
May 20 at 8:00pm in Orvis Auditorium
Robyn Archer is a singer, writer, director, artistic director, and public advocate of the arts, mainly in Australia, though her reach is global. In 1974 she sang Annie I in the Australian premiere of Brecht/Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins and subsequently played Jenny in Threepenny Opera. Since then her name has been linked particularly with the German cabaret songs of Weill, Eisler, and Dessau. She performed her critically acclaimed one-woman cabaret A Star is Torn throughout Australia from 1979 to 1983, and for a year at Wyndham's Theatre in London's West End. Robyn has continued to sing a wide-ranging repertoire and in 2008/2009 gave a series of concerts including iprotest! (with Paul Grabowsky) and separate German and French concerts with Michael Morley. Robyn is also a director of arts festivals in Australia and overseas. She has directed the National Festival of Australian Theatre in Canberra (1993-1995) and has been the artistic director of the Adelaide Festival of Arts (1998 and 2000) and the Melbourne International Arts Festival ( 2002-2004). She created Ten Days on the Island, an international arts festival for Tasmania, and advised on the start-up of Luminato in Toronto. In July 2009 she was appointed Creative Director of the Centenary of Canberra 2013.
Michael Morley has been a Professor of Drama at Flinders University, Adelaide since 1984. He has published articles on Brecht's poetry and drama and on his collaborations with Kurt Weill and Hanns Eisler. He has also contributed translations and editorial material to the Methuen edition of Brecht's poems and plays. He has been President and Vice-President of the International Brecht Society, is a member of the advisory board of the Complete Kurt Weill Edition, and is the Australasian correspondent for the International Hanns Eisler Gesellschaft. As a professional musician he has been musical director and pianist for performances of Happy End, The Mother, The Threepenny Opera, and Happy Birthday Brecht (Artaud Theatre, San Francisco), and he worked as dramaturge and musical advisor for the double bill The Decision (Eisler/Brecht) and The Second Hurricane (Copland) for the 2000 Adelaide Festival of Arts. With Robyn Archer he has collaborated on a number of cabaret performances since 1977, presented throughout Australia, as well as in Hong Kong, Bourges and Ljubljana.
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