Vertical Player Repertory - Epiphany: The Complete Canticles of Benjamin Britten
The Five Canticles of Benjamin Britten are masterful works that are rarely heard together in a single program. Vertical Player Repertory presented Canticles II and IV last season as part of Playthings of the Gods and now welcomes back the original cast for the complete cycle.
Though intended to be non-religious in content, each canticle captures a deep mysticism and intensely personal spirituality. Usually sung in concert, the canticles will be presented fully staged by candlelight in the dramatic Tiffany interior of Christ Church Cobble Hill.
Tenor Daniel Neer is joined by actor Paul Hecht, mezzo soprano Hayden Dewitt, baritone Phillip Cheah, and dancer Ai Ikeda, accompanied by Cathy Venable (piano), Sara Della Posta (French horn) and Alyssa Reit (harp).
Canticle I: My Beloved is Mine and I am His (text by Francis Quarles)
Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac (text from the original Chester Miracle Play)
Canticle III: Still Falls the Rain (text by Edith Sitwell)
Canticle IV: Journey of the Magi (text by T.S. Eliot)
Canticle V: The Death of Saint Narcissus (text by T.S. Eliot)
Christ Church, Cobble Hill (View)
326 Clinton Street (at Kane Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11231
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|