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The Night Dances

Sylvia Plath and the Britten Cello Suites

15 December

Performers

Voice
Charlotte Rampling

Cello
Sonia Wieder-Atherton

  • Theatre/2014/SWP/The Night Dances/CG

Acclaimed actor Charlotte Rampling and renowned cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton bring together Sylvia Plath’s words and Benjamin Britten’s suites for solo cello in a unique evening of haunting poetry and powerful music.

‘Some things have their own force, their own internal logic. They lead you more than you lead them’
Sonia Wieder-Atherton

Programme to include:

Sylvia Plath, Lady Lazarus
Benjamin Britten, Suite n° 2, op. 80, Declamato (largo)

Sylvia Plath, The Night Dances
Benjamin Britten, Suite n° 2, op. 80, Fuga (andante)

Sylvia Plath, Edge                                 

Sylvia Plath, Ariel            
Benjamin Britten, Suite n° 2, op. 80, Scherzo (allegro molto)

Sylvia Plath, Letter in November    
Benjamin Britten, Suite n° 2, op. 80, Andante lento

Sylvia Plath, Three Women, extracts      

Sylvia Plath, Daddy            
Benjamin Britten, Suite n° 2, op. 80, Ciaccona (allegro)

Sylvia Plath, Wintering                           

Sylvia Plath, Medusa            
Benjamin Britten, Suite n° 3, op. 87, Barcarola (lento)

Sylvia Plath, Contusion            
Benjamin Britten, Suite n° 3, op. 87, Fuga (andante espressivo)

Sylvia Plath, Love Letter        
Benjamin Britten, Suite n° 3, op. 87, Introduzione (lento)

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