She began penniless and became an ambassador’s wife before conquering Lord Nelson and turning herself into a European celebrity. Her »tableaux vivants« became must-see salon art, Haydn celebrated her favourite admiral musically and Fontane immortalized the lady literarily. A trio of top artists celebrates a Muse’s life in the fast lane in the appropriately stylish setting of Palais Lichtenau.
Hannah Morrison, soprano
Christine Schornsheim, fortepiano
Gerrit Berenike Heiter, reading & tableaux vivants
With music by Joseph Haydn (Lines from the Battle of the Nile, Schottische Lieder), Johann Baptist Vanhal (The great naval battle of Abukir) with further contemporaries & texts by Theodor Fontane.