HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN: TALES REAL AND IMAGINED
APRIL 13 - MAY 25 ONLY

Go beyond the magic and into the imagination of the iconic author Hans Christian Andersen, and discover how his complicated personal life inspired countless beloved tales such as The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Pea, The Ugly Duckling and more. Ensemble for the Romantic Century presents this world premiere production featuring live music by Benjamin Britten and Henry Purcell, classical puppetry, and the timeless classics that have transcended generations.

 
 
 

THE ENSEMBLE FOR THE ROMANTIC CENTURY HAS SET
OUT TO ACHIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE:
TIME TRAVEL.

The critically acclaimed Ensemble for the Romantic Century reconjures the past with original multimedia productions that fuse chamber music, drama, and history. The subject matters span across centuries, from Tolstoy to Toscanini, from Verne to Van Gogh, all brought to life through the fusion of drama and sound. We believe that one can understand Freud more deeply by listening to the erotic cabaret music of fin de siècle Vienna, that one can appreciate Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata more profoundly by listening to him speak of his tortured love life and his debilitating deafness. By illuminating the interplay between literature, biography and music we have transformed the concert experience.

 
 

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