08 June 2017 - 20:30Basilique de Saint-Denis

MAHLER / Das Lied von der Erde
ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE - HARTMUT HAENCHEN

Thursday 08 June 2017 - 20:30 • Basilique de Saint-Denis

MAHLER / Das Lied von der Erde
ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE - HARTMUT HAENCHEN

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MAHLER DAS LIED VON DER ERDE


A powerful, unclassifiable piece, both a symphony with voices and a Lieder cycle with orchestra, the Song of the Earth is first and foremost the song of the human condition, the song of loneliness in front of the eternal. The texts of this score – the composer’s second to last piece – are of Mahler’s own hand. Inspired from Chinese poems, they probe his most favoured topics and stretch from a serene youth to the last Adieu.

The two soloist singers are both specialists of this repertoire: heroic, Wagnerian Brandon Jovanovich meets the expressive intensity of mezzo Karen Cargill. Both go back and forth singing this earth-bound adventure that looks to the skies.


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Pricing

Full price 65 €
Reduced price 28 €

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Basilique de Saint-Denis

1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur – Saint-Denis

The royal Basilica of Saint-Denis used to be the church of a prosperous, powerful abbey in the Middle Ages, and was the first monumental masterpiece of Gothic art. The royal necropolis houses the tombs of the Kings of France, and boasts remarkable funeral sculptures from the 12th century to the 16th century (Dagobert, Pepin the Short, Francis I, Catherine de’ Medici…)

Public Transport

metrometro13stop at Saint-Denis Basilique – follow signs for “centre-ville” pedestrian exit
rer-dstop at Gare de Saint-Denis (+10mn walk or transfer to the tramway)
tramway_t1stop at Saint-Denis Basilique

Driving

Take the Autoroute A1 and the exit “Saint-Denis / Stade de France” – follow sign to the “centre ville”.
Be warned that the city centre is a pedestrian zone. We invite you to take advantage of public transport options.

Several public parking are available (24/24):

Parking Basilique INDIGO. Entry point is in rue du Pont Godet.

Bible

Le programme de ce concert vous sera proposé en téléchargement le jour de la représentation.