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Manchester Collective present ‘Pierrot Lunaire’ by Schoenberg




8:15PM - 9:30PM


Sonic Lab


£12 (£8 concession)

As part of Tempered contemporary music series, Belfast Schoenberg; Pierrot Lunaire Manchester Collective (Ensemble) Lotte Betts-Dean (Soprano) Presented by NTS/BBC Radio 6 broadcaster Elizabeth Alker

‌Conductor – Timothy Burke, Director – Polly Graham, Designer – Nate Gibson, Libretto – David Pountney

The wild, seductive chords of Schoenberg’s masterpiece have intrigued and confounded audiences for over 100 years. This season, Manchester Collective brings this sensual and dangerous world to life, performed in English, in a new translation by David Pountney.

Polly Graham directs this visceral staged production, delving deep into the inner world of the unnamed female protagonist. Acclaimed Australian soprano Lotte Betts-Dean paints a vivid picture of a woman on the edge – inspiration, struggle, ambition, and self doubt.

Pierrot Lunaire is presented by NTS/BBC Radio 6 broadcaster Elizabeth Alker, who will guide audiences though the emotional wreckage of this musical apocalypse.

“Powerful, moving, and extraordinary” Yorkshire Post

“Intimate, immersive musical experiences without comparison” Bachtrack

“An astonishing evening” Seen and Heard International


In collaboration with Moving on Music