ERWARTUNG // EXPECTATION
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A film by director George R. Miller and baritone Timothy McDevitt, this live-action, contemporary adaptation of Arnold Schoenberg’s song ‘Erwartung’ (from Vier Lieder, Op. 2, No.1), ERWARTUNG // EXPECTATION recontextualizes the salon-like qualities of historical western lieder performance to a surrealistic bistro — through the lens of a cabaret singer’s fever-dream encounter with a ghostly muse. Featuring performances by: Timothy McDevitt, Renate Rohlfing, Layne Paradis Willis, and Gigi Todisco.
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