Pascal Dusapin’s O Mensch
performed by Mitch Riley and Vanessa Wagner
1pm Saturday 18 June 2022
Tickets available here
Saturday’s concerts being at St Nicholas Church of Ireland, Australian singer Mitch Riley and French pianist Vanessa Wagner pull in at 1 p.m. for their acclaimed performance of “O Mensch!” You just have to witness this wild and intimate portrait of Nietzsche by the leading French composer of today, Pascal Dusapin.
The Guardian said “Dusapin has likened it to a stripped-down piece of music theatre, which he subtitles “A miniature, unsystematic inventory of a few Nietzschean passions“. Whatever its genre, it’s an impressively wrought achievement, a gallery of Nietzsche’s obsessions and preoccupations, with vocal lines that always seem to be on the brink of something momentously expressive, and piano writing that is economical and severely self-effacing.”
Funded by the Arts Council and Create Louth. Supported by RTÉ Supporting the Arts and Louth County Council.