07 March 2006


DREAMLIVES is a fully staged and dramatised recital of late romantic Lieder (Strauss, Berg and early Schoenberg), performed in German. It is a dark cabaret exploring the impact of Freud's ideas about dreams, sexuality and the unconscious mind on the music of his contemporaries. It is presented, partly, as a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Freud's birth this year.
DREAMLIVES is performed by the soprano Julia Sporsen (Royal Academy of Music) and pianist Sergey Rybin (a former professor of piano at Moscow State University). It is directed by the actor Sebastian Harcombe (RSC and National Theatre) in an evocative Klimt-inspired setting by Miriam Nabarro (St Martin's School of Art). The performances will take place on 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th of May at 8pm, sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Forum in London and the Jewish Music Institute.
DREAMLIVES is produced by LIEDERKREIS, a new company formed specifically to explore the Lieder and Art Song repertoire in more dramatic ways, by bringing together creative artists from the worlds of classical music and theatre. Further details can be found at: