AMPAG, Australian Chamber Orchestra Australian Chamber Orchestra:Mahler's Song of the Earth

Mahler's Song of the Earth

May 2020

Sat 23 

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Australian Chamber Orchestra

City Recital Hall



Australia’s great heldentenor Stuart Skelton and Dutch soprano Christianne Stotijn star in Mahler’s beloved song cycle, led by Richard Tognetti.

In an exclusive Australian appearance, celebrated tenor Stuart Skelton joins Christianne Stotijn, Richard Tognetti and the ACO for a performance of Mahler’s magnificent symphony for two vocalists and orchestra,Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth), in an extraordinary arrangement for chamber ensemble by Schoenberg.

Virtuosic, dramatic and intensely expressive, this moving song-symphony is the perfect vehicle for Skelton and Stotijn’s rich, powerful voices, while Schoenberg’s sublime arrangement reveals an intimacy to Mahler’s commanding yet extremely personal work.

This is an unmissable performance that sees two of the world’s great operatic voices perform one of the 20th century’s most enlightening vocal works.