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Opera Quad Cities Returns Sunday With New Performance

Opera Quad Cities will celebrate its return from a two year hiatus with a recital featuring Davenport native Nicholas Fahrenkrug, baritone, and Greek pianist Eleonora Apostolidi.

The event, which begins at 7:00 PM Sunday, January 9 in the Great Hall at Davenport’s Trinity Cathedral, is sponsored by Opera Quad Cities and features Mr. Fahrenkrug and Ms. Apostolidi, members of the Apollo Duo. The duo will present the complete song cycle Die Schöne Müllerin by Franz Schubert.

Opera Quad Cities Hosts Davenport Native In Recital January 9

Composed in 1823, the set of twenty songs is based on the poetry of Wilhelm Müller. The main character is a young wanderer who falls in love with the beautiful daughter of the local miller. Throughout the song cycle, he keeps all his thoughts to himself. There is no interaction between characters other than the conversations that the wanderer has with the brook. Eventually the wanderer realizes the miller’s daughter might be in love with a hunter, and not him. In his despair, the song cycle concludes with a dramatic and tragic final aria.

If you go:

What: Die Schöne Müllerin, performed by the Apollo Duo

When: Sunday, January 9 at 7:00 PM

Where: Great Hall, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 121 W. 12th Street, Davenport, Iowa

Who: Open to the public

Cost: Free to attend but donations will be accepted

All guests are required to wear masks per Covid-19 protocol.

For more information, please contact Kristin Bruchmann at 563-940-9015, or Ron May at rmay2000@aol.com

Opera Quad Cities Returns Sunday With New Performance

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