FIGURA Festspiele 2013
The annual FIGURA Festspiele runs over two days March 15 -16 with international guest soloists and musicians at the concerts in LiteraturHaus Copenhagen as well as an outdoor performance in the urban space of Nørrebro, CPH.
German Cabaret feat. Helene Gjerris
When Helene Gjerris of the FIGURA Ensemble is not shining in modern and classical opera roles, she sings German cabaret songs from the 1930es. Songs which cover the whole spectrum from the sharp and witty songs by Kurt Weill and Hanns Eisler with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht, to languishingly sentimental pop songs and movie songs.
Cabaret Songs feat. Signe Asmussen
CLICK HERE and listen to Ma´s Kitchen from the 5th og August 2007
Jazz feat. Tuva Semingsen
An evocative night concert in the company of old and new jazz standards. The world-renowned mezzo-soprano Tuva Semingsen opera soloist at the Royal Theatre, is adding, as Denmarks one and only mezzo, the title as a jazz diva to her repertoire and digs up, along with FIGURA and saxophonist Peter Fuglsang, form the Danish Radio Big Band, songs from the days when classic show songs had their heyday on Broadway and in Hollywood's nightclubs. It's all mixed with interpretations of newer songs with the standard potential.
Galgenlieder (Gallow Songs)
The Danish composer Anders Brødsgaard's "Galgenlieder" composed for FIGURA Ensemble played opposite Sofia Gubaidulina's composition of the same. Lyrics by Christian Morgenstern.