Da Camera presents Vienna 1900: In the Garden of Dreams
In this immersive Da Camera original production, spectacular dream-like visuals and powerful musical performances transport the audience to Vienna 1900. Klimt’s sensual paintings and Max Klinger’s erotic prints are a window into a world of new ideas. More than a concert, In the Garden of Dreams takes the audience inside an imagined Viennese music room where a solitary pianist playing Brahms’s last works gradually transforms into the symbol-rich garden of Schoenberg’s The Book of the Hanging Gardens.
Drawing on Freud, Strindberg, and the art of Max Klinger and Gustav Klimt, In the Garden of Dreams moves from dawn to the dark of night, from a protected Viennese interior to a decaying landscape where Schoenberg’s haunting Book of the Hanging Gardens reaches its shattering conclusion as reality, dream, memory, and hallucination merge in the mind of an obsessed lover.