April 7 at 6:30 pm
The National Croquet Center
$25 per seat
Socially distanced pods of 2-4 are available. Single seats are not available for purchase.
Join us for a special evening of song featuring the talented Benenson Young Artists and Apprentice Artists. PBO’s artists in residence will perform a repertoire of art songs by Strauss, Schubert, Schumann, and Debussy outdoors in an intimate setting. Songs will be sung in German, French, Italian, and English.
All tickets will be held at check-in at the Croquet Center. Palm Beach Opera’s Liederabend is graciously sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hoffman.
What is a Liederabend?
Liederabend—which translates to “evening of song”—dates back to the 1800s, when musicians and music lovers would gather at someone’s home, and one or more singers and a pianist would perform the songs of composers of the day. In the field of classical music, these songs are referred to today as “art songs,” and the German art songs are called “Lieder.” In Germany, the great age of song came in the 19th century. German and Austrian composers had written music for voice with the keyboard before this time, but it was with the flowering of German literature, in the Classical and Romantic eras, that composers found high inspiration in poetry that sparked the genre known as the “Lied.”