The Cleveland Opera Performs Schumann Song Cycles for Free Around Town

Wed 11/15 @ 7:30PM

Sat 11/18 @1PM

Sat 11/18 @ 7:30PM

Sun 11/19 @ 3PM

The Cleveland Opera — formerly Cleveland Opera Circle — has been performing around the area for more than two decades, offering free performances around town (it puts on the annual Opera at the Italian Garden each summer) as well as fully staged performances in theaters.

Its next touring production is called Two Portraits. It’s a staged and costumed version of two Robert Schumann’s song cycles “Dichterliebe” and “Frauenliebe und Leben,” sung in the original German with projected translations. Performers include tenor Brian Skoog, soprano Dorota Sobieska, soprano and pianist Jacek Sobieski.

The group will perform the 50-minute production at various venues around town from Wed 11/15-Sun 12/3. This week it performs at the Polish-American Cultural Center on Wed 11/15, the East Cleveland Library on Sat 11/18 in the afternoon, and Faith Lutheran Church in Kent in the evening, and the Akron-Summit County Public Library on Sun 11/19.

All performances are free; donations are much welcomed!




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