Alexandra Flood & Moritz Eggert in recital in Munich
Alexandra Flood makes a return to the recital stage in an intimate performance of Lieder by R. Strauss, A. Berg, F. Alfano and for the first time ‘singet leise’ – a song cycle by Moritz Eggert, accompanied by the composer himself.
This recital focuses on the poems of Rainer Maria Rilke and Clemens Brentano, featuring hit settings such as Alban Berg’s ‘Traumgekrönt’ from Sieben frühe Lieder and selections from Richard Strauss’ Brentano Lieder alongside less frequently performed works such as Franco Alfano’s ‘La notte e l’anima’, which includes a Rilke poem in Italian translation. The recital will also show case Moritz Eggert’s ‘singet leise’ for soprano and piano (2011). In this cycle the soprano’s musical multi-tasking skills are put to the test, as the piece requires several additional instruments be played – by the singer!
This concert reflects Alexandra’s established programming style of down-home favourites mixed in with lesser known pieces and contemporary works. After six months of COVID pandemic-related cancellations, Alexandra is thrilled to make her return to the stage in Munich, where she completed her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater and the Theater Akademie August Everding.
Alexandra and Moritz first met during rehearsals of Traviata Remixed, a re-imagining of the classic Verdi opera ‘La traviata’ with an invigorated electrified score by Eggert, with Operafront at the Grachten Festival in Amsterdam in 2016 (director: Lotte de Beer, conductor: Steven Sloane). Alexandra and Moritz continued their collaboration a year later, when Alexandra created the roles of Miranda and Trincolo in the world premiere of Eggert’s opera Caliban with Operafront at the Dutch National Opera Opera Forward Festival (director: Lotte de Beer, conductor: Steven Sloane).
Read more about composer, pianist, performer, conductor and author Moritz Eggert here.
The Seidl Villa is one of Munich’s established cultural centres. The venue hosts chamber music performances, exhibitions, lectures, seminars and much more. Due to Coronavirus capacity restrictions, a very limited number of tickets are available for this performance. Secure your tickets by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org