Acclaimed British tenor Ben Johnson and Irish pianist Niall Kinsella perform Franz Schubert’s great song-cycle, Winterreise. One of the composer’s late works, composed in the final year of his life, Winterreise, or Winter Journey, has long captured the imaginations of audiences and performers alike. The cycle is an exploration of the human condition set over twenty-four scenes, which travel the inner journey of the soul, dealing with themes of loss, isolation, rejection, anger and unrequited love.
“Johnson, elegant yet intense, is impeccable.”
– The Guardian on Ben Johnson
“Kinsella is a meticulous collaborator.”
– BBC Music Magazine on Niall Kinsella
Tickets €20 | €16 (Student/OAP)
EARLY BIRD OFFER OF €15 / 12 if booked before 31 Dec
Running time: 75 mins
Music: Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Text: Wilhelm Müller (1794-1827)
Ben Johnson, tenor
Niall Kinsella, piano
Irish Songmakers was set up in 2012 to present song recitals with a fresh perspective in Dublin. Since then, Irish Songmakers has presented acclaimed recitals at Dublin Freemasons’ Hall, Hugh Lane Gallery and National Concert Hall with some of the finest Irish and international artists.
“Pianist Niall Kinsella in his Irish Songmakers series has been shaking up the format of the song recital.”
– The Irish Examiner