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In 1827 Franz Schubert composed an emotionally charged song cycle. Setting poems of the German writer Wilhelm Müller, Schubert created an emotional journey of a man trekking across frozen rivers and snowy landscapes, lamenting his lost love. It is indeed a winter’s journey (Winterreise), full of images and metaphors of love, loss, nationhood.

A Winter’s Journey is a new staging by Musica Viva Australia of Schubert’s iconic songs, bringing a very different winter into focus, set against a backdrop of Australian painter Fred Willliams’ vivid landscapes.

Acclaimed stage director Lindy Hume is our cartographer, mapping the terrain of heart and country for the gripping stage charisma of English tenor Allan Clayton and sensitive musicianship of Australian pianist Kate Golla. Videographer Dave Bergman provides the backdrop, bringing to life 24 Williams paintings that match and contradict Müller’s poems and Schubert’s musical imagination, all in gorgeous larger-than-life imagery.

This powerful artistic combination sets the perfect conditions to experience Schubert’s immortal masterpiece – songs of love and loss that still speak to us vividly, in this far distant time and place.

Tenor Allan Clayton
Piano Kate Golla
Director Lindy Hume AM
Videographer David Bergman

Schubert's Winterreise, D911 (1827)


“The most exciting British tenor to emerge for decades.” The Sunday Times

    Strobe lighting, smoke, fog and pyrotechnics will be in use for this performance.

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    QPAC is operating at 100% capacity and masks are not mandatory, however we do strongly recommend you bring your mask with you to the theatre for use when physical distancing is not possible.

    All patrons are currently required to register on arrival through the Check In Qld App and from 17 December 2021 will be required to provide proof of vaccination status or medical exemption. Find out more

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Pricing Guide

A-Reserve Adult $106 Concession^ $93 Youth^^ $40
B-Reserve Adult $80 Concession^ $69 Youth^^ $40
C-Reserve Adult $56 Concession^ $49 Youth^^ $40
GROUPS i A-Reserve $95.40 B-Reserve $72.00 C-Reserve $50.40
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