The Winter of Our Discontent



2016 Program - 400 Years Since Shakespear's Death

The Winter Of Our Discontent is an unconventional dramatic-recital that combines texts by William Shakespeare with the contemporary music of Hans Werner Henze and the historical music of John Dowland, Thomas Campion and Robert Johnson to conjure the spirits of Shakespeare’s most dramatic characters: Richard III, Juliet and Lady Macbeth. This staged recital blurs the boundaries between the historical and the contemporary, the musical and the

dramatic, the real and the imaginary.

Since its debut, The Winter Of Our Discontent has been presented at the 2015 Venice Biennale, the 2015 Shakespeare and Scandinavia Conference at Kingston University (UK), Garrick’s Temple To Shakespeare (UK), as well as the 2014 Doctors in Performance Festival and Conference in Finland and the 2014 EuroClassical Online Festival. During the 2015 - 2016 year, the project will debut at the Lux Musicae Festival in Finland and in North America.

Performers: Debi Wong, Soprano, Otto Tolonen, Guitar, Arashi Noori, Lute

Performance Running Time: In one act: 55 minutes, No Intermission | In 2 two acts: 80 minutes + Intermission