Portland Opera: Winterreise
SINGING YOUR HEART OUT HAS NEVER BEEN SO LITERAL. OR TERMINAL.
An unnamed poet has his heart broken.
Distraught, he leaves town on an existential trek across heavy snows and frozen creeks of a German winter. Winterreise translated into English means Winter Journey. At nearly every turn, the poet experiences nostalgia for the lover who chose another.
When he passes a leafless linden tree, he remembers carving her name in its bark. When he cries, he imagines his tears melting the snow. And though he could turn back at any moment, the wandering poet is determined to see his strange journey through to its bitter end.
Sung in German with projected English translations.
Hampton Opera Center’s Gregory K. & Mary Chomenko Hinckley Studio Theatre
211 SE Caruthers Street
Portland, Oregon 97214