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Thu 4th Jul at 9:00pm

Manchester International Festival - Michelangelo Sonnets

@ Albert Hall, Manchester

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Manchester International Festival - Michelangelo Sonnets

MIF is delighted to welcome American visionary Peter Sellars for his Festival directorial debut with a new staged piece in a long-lost Manchester venue: the Albert Hall, a gorgeous Wesleyan chapel that will be opening to the public for the first time in more than 40 years.

Shostakovich’s haunting Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti is based on Michelangelo’s sonnets and accompanying drawings of bodies in the throes of overwhelming spiritual struggle. Says Sellars: ‘The drawings and the sonnets, in their relentless quest for forgiveness and release, achieve a kind of hard-won, exhausted but resplendent transcendence.’

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Venue Facts

Venue: Albert Hall


Address:
27 Peter Street
Manchester
M2 5QR 53.478397, -2.248861


Albert Hall map


Website: alberthallmanchester.com


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