Uniater goes classic!
The baroque theatre ensemble I Confidenti organises a musical reading of texts by Shakespeare and baroque music played on historical instruments. Uniater – represented by Nicole Fischer, Mechthild Klann and Sophie Roeder – has a guest performance and presents “Venus and Adonis” by William Shakespeare.
‘Fondling,’ she saith, ‘since I have hemm’d thee here
Within the circuit of this ivory pale,
I’ll be a park, and thou shalt be my deer;
Feed where thou wilt, on mountain or in dale:
Graze on my lips; and if those hills be dry,
Stray lower, where the pleasant fountains lie.’
(William Shakespeare: „Venus and Adonis“)
What happens when the goddess becomes a victim of her own power and falls in love immortally?
Venus meets the young Adonis in the nocturnal garden and begins glowing to meet the beautiful hunter.
Shakespeare’s “Venus and Adonis” was one of the most popular love poems of his time. In addition to a shortened version of the text, songs, arias and duets by Purcell, Monteverdi, Dowland, Cacini and Cesti can be heard, in which couples – sometimes euphorically, sometimes desperately – experience the lust and sorrow of love.
- Sara Schnyder – Sopran
- Tim Severloh – Altus
- Steffen Findeisen – Actor, Pantomime
- Michael Dollendorf – Lirone, Viola bastarda
- Knut Trautvetter – Laute, Theorbe
Reading, under direction of Sina Schmidt: Nicole Fischer, Mechthild Klann and Sophie Roeder of Uniater e. V.
Scene, costumes and props: Christine Jaschinsky
Stage design: Bernd Guggenberger
A production of the baroque theatre I Confidenti
Performances on September 11th 2013 at freiLAND Potsdam | September 27th 2013 at Lessing-Hochschule Berlin