Das Schloss am Meere
February 22, 2020
And hast thou seen the castle,
The castle by the sea?
The golden clouds float o'er it
In bright-hued majesty...
There really is a castle by the sea - or at least, by the waterside - in the little town of Poppenbüttel near Hamburg: Burg Henneberg. Built by two local members of the Henneberg family in 1887 as a small-scale replica of a medieval fort, this "world's smallest castle" is now partially open to the public and presents a wide variety of concerts and cultural events.
In order to suit the size and atmosphere of the castle's concert hall (the former throne room), Julie Comparini adapted the program Meeresleuchten to be performed by one soprano, one alto and piano. Like Meeresleuchten, Das Schloss am Meere explores the magical worlds and fantastic creatures of the deep sea, as expressed in the music of the Romantic era. Lush and poetical at the beginning, the mythical fantasies gradually evolve into ominous and realistic images of the sea's hidden perils.
Admission is with ticket reservation only. You can reserve tickets here.
Anna Terterjan, soprano
Julie Comparini, alto
Suwon Kim, piano
Sunday, March 29th, 4:00 pm
Alsterschlößchen Burg Henneberg, Marienhof 8, 22399 Hamburg (Poppenbüttel)