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Photos courtesy of the LA Phil

NIGHT AND DREAMS:

A Schubert & Beckett Recital

March 2017
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, USA


Direction by Yuval Sharon
Assistant direction by Diana Wyenn

Scenic Design by John Iacovelli
Lighting Design by Christopher Kuhl
Costume Design by Judith Dolan
Wig and Hair Design by Carol Doran

Presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic

This production placed 20th-century writer Samuel Beckett short plays alongside the music of his favorite composer, Franz Schubert. The evening-length performance explored the common ground between these two creators in a theatrical evening structured like a recital presentation. The aim was to unleash the music’s drama and the drama’s music and to explore how the austere theatricality of a single Schubert song can illuminate the sonorous beauty of Beckett’s taut prose.

© 2020 by Diana Wyenn