Manchester Collective

present ‘Pierrot Lunaire’ by Schoenberg

TUE 20 NOV | SONIC LAB | DOORS 8.15PM, £12 (£8 conc.) BOOK HERE


As part of Tempered contemporary music series, Belfast

Schoenberg; Pierrot Lunaire

Manchester Collective (Ensemble) Lotte Betts-Dean (Soprano)
Presented by NTS/BBC Radio 6 broadcaster Elizabeth Alker

Conductor – Timothy Burke, Director Emma Doherty, Designer Nate Gibson, Libretto – David Pountney

All of our events are special, but some are SPECIAL special. More than a gig.

Pierrot Lunaire is one of the most controversial and polarising pieces of music ever written. It’s a nasty piece of work: 21 songs about madness, death, sex, dreams, and trauma. The script is surreal and unsettling, and the music is wild, beautiful, and strange!

On Tues 20th November, we welcome the Manchester Collective to Belfast as they bring this unique work to life. The performance features a brand new English translation, a world class line up of artists, and a deep dive into the darkest corners of the piece, guided by NTS Radio / BBC Radio 6 Music broadcaster, Elizabeth Alker.

This is not a something that comes up often, so book in advance as tickets are limited. It will be performed in The Sonic Lab at SARC (Queen’s University)…and we guarantee it will stay with you for a long time after! We. Are. Excited

“Powerful, moving, and extraordinary” Yorkshire Post

“Intimate, immersive musical experiences without comparison” Bachtrack

“An astonishing evening” Seen and Heard International