Sunday, June 15, 130 PM, The Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St., Kitchener ON
ANA SOKOLOVIC: LOVE SONGS feat. KRISTIN HOFF
Kristin Hoff, a rising star, recently made her Carnegie Hall debut with James Levine and the Met Chamber Ensemble and is currently out in Vancouver working with Vancouver Opera. She will perform a rarity – an opera one-hander, by Ana Sokolovic, one of Canada’s most celebrated composers.
Drawing on love poems by Michael Hartnett, Paul Éluard, Émile Nelligan, Vasko Popa, Miroslav Antic, Laza Kostic, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Shakespeare, Catullus, Walt Whitman and Amarusataka, Sokolovic carries us through romantic love, love for one’s mother, love between children, love for a daughter, love shattered by grief and love for a lost brother. Interspersed with the love songs are four movements that Sokolovic calls ‘doves’, in which the singer sings, whispers or speaks the phrase ‘I love you’ in 100 languages.