On Life and Love: Hugo Wolf’s Italian Songbook
An adaptation of Hugo Wolf’s Italian Songbook
Produced by the New York University’s Program in Vocal Performance
Dec. 5-7 in the Gallatin Black Box Theater, 715 Broadway
Matthew R. J. Logan, Amanda McGarry, Linnea Conelli, Paul Speiser, Rivers Hawkins, Ming
Wolf’s cycle of 46 old Italian Songs have singers running the gamut of emotions as they explore intense love relationships. From jealousy, pride, and spite to flirtation, devotion, and old-fashioned serenades, the couples sing about all that love puts them through. Set in the confines of a modern office, the production will include supertitles of the German text (by Paul Heyse). Conceived by director Michael Rau and music director Grant Wenaus, On Life and Love: Hugo Wolf’s Italian Songbook will feature two pianists and seven student actors from the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions in NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.