Between Darkness and Light
Jenny Wollerman has brought together a compelling series of songs in this beautiful new recital, exploring the emotional spaces between darkness and light.
Evening moves us towards sleep and contemplation towards the end of our days. The depths of night can be a time of emotional turmoil, of bright dreams and dark despair. Morning brings the bright sun, brimming with promise, new life and new love. You will be taken on an enlightening path that includes songs from the great masters of the nineteenth century lieder right up to the present day.
Jenny is delighted to be working on this project with New Zealand’s leading pianist Michael Houstoun and with our top lighting designer Tony Rabbit whose designs illuminate the audience’s experience with warmth and insight. She is herself hailed for her exquisite tone and compelling performances and is sought after as a soloist by leading New Zealand arts organisations, having appeared with the major orchestras of Australasia, in the NZ International Arts Festival and in Britain, Belgium, Ireland and Taiwan.
Recent reviews have described her performances as “transformational”, “moving”, “illuminating” and her singing as “assured and lustrous-toned”.
The NZ Herald critic declared himself “utterly transported” by “the extraordinary Wollerman”.