Theatre-related events include Pictures Reframed, a collaboration between pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and visual artist Robin Rhode, who unite to present Modets Musorgsky's piano suite "Pictures at an Exhibition." (Nov. 13-14, 2009).
The Drill Hall of the Park Avenue Armory will be transformed into a theatre for the U.S. premiere of German composer and director Heiner Goebbels' Sifter's Dinge. The new work is described as "a genre-defying, 80-minute sonic performance landscape inspired by extended, cumulative descriptions of nature in the writings of 19th-century Austrian romantic novelist Adalbert Stifter." (Dec. 16-20, 2009).
Katie Mitchell will direct One Evening, a new collaboration with English tenor Mark Padmore. One Evening incorporates an English translation of Schubert's "Winterreise," one of Samuel Beckett's favorite pieces of music, with the work of the late playwright. An actor for the work will be announced at a later date. (Dec. 9-11, 2009).
Lincoln Center's "Art of the Song" series will host opera performers Angelika Kirchschlager (Nov. 29, 2009), Bernarda Fink (Dec. 24, 2010), Simon Keenlyside (Feb. 28, 2010), Ian Bostridge (March 31, 2010) and Thomas Hampson (April 11, 2010).
Also presented in 2010 will be "Gershwin Songs," offered as part of Rob Kapilow's "What Makes It Great?" series. Sally Wilfert (Make Me a Song) and Michael Winther (Songs from an Unmade Bed, Mamma Mia) will perform. (March 22, 2010). For a complete list of all artists and events in the 2009-2010 Great Performers series, visit www.lincolncenter.org.