World Renown Opera Singer: Michael Schade performs Winterreise

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Date(s) - Sunday, October 29, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

St. Andrew's Catholic Church


We are delighted to welcome Michael Schade OC back home to his family’s Parish Church in Canada for
a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear Franz Schubert’s “Winter Journey” (Winterreise) in the intimate setting of St. Andrew’s Church.

Winter Journey is a cycle of 24 songs for male voice and piano that was composed in 1827 by the
Austrian composer Franz Schubert, with words by German poet Wilhelm Müller. Schubert was reviewing
the publisher’s proofs of the cycle in the weeks before his death, shortly before his 32nd birthday.

The poetry is written in the voice of a young man who, upon seeing his beloved marry another, sets out on foot in the deepest winter to escape memories of her. His heart is broken, and his life is a torment of memories, dreams, and present pain. Schubert’s music perfectly captures that torrent of emotion with his exquisite control of the harmonies and melodic flow. The subject matter—a wanderer alone with his sorrows—was a popular theme of the Romantic era. Tickets available at St. Andrew’s Parish Office.

About Michael Schade
The Canadian-German lyric tenor, Michael Schade, was born to Hans and Liesel Schade of Gelsenkirchin, in Germany’s Ruhr Valley. He currently resides in Oakville, Ontario. He began appearing frequently in oratorio in Canada and singing opera in Pesaro, Bologna, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver. Mr. Schade also has a home in Vienna, Austria. He regularly performs at the Vienna State Opera, Metropolitan Opera in New York , Milan’s La Scala, San Francisco Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, Hamburg Staatsoper, Paris Opera, and the Salzburg Festival.

Phone: 905-844-3303; email:
$150 reserved seating and reception – $35 regular seating – $20 students

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