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Bright Star

John Bell and Simon Tedeschi present a feast of Romantic poetry and music featuring the works of Keats and Schubert.

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Bright Star

Date: 24 Oct 2018

Actor John Bell and pianist Simon Tedeschi renew a partnership forged over Enoch Arden with a new performance of poetry and music in Bright Star, exploring the lives, loves and genius of two bright stars of the Romantic era – John Keats and Franz Schubert.

Though they never met, these contemporaneous geniuses of literature and music were kindred spirits: both died young, having loved a woman beyond his reach due to her superior social standing, and both created masterpieces which still resonate strongly today.

Performing some of the most beloved poems of Keats including Bright Star, Ode to a Nightingale, and La Belle Dame Sans Merci, and music by Schubert including Ave Maria, Winterreise and Sonata no.18 in G major (Fantasie), Bell and Tedeschi share their insights into the enduring power of these timeless works, and the lives of the artists who created them.

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