Song of the Earth | Song of le Moana

St. Pölten Festspielhaus Großer Saal Festspielhaus | Großer Saal

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  • Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, mezzosoprano
  • Pene Pati, tenor
  • Mau Company, dance
  • Helen Todd, lighting design
  • Lemi Ponifasio, stage direction
  • Hans Graf, conductor


Gustav Mahler’s ‘Song of the Earth’ is one of the greatest symphonic works – music that confronts us with our own transience but also with our responsibility for how we treat our own planet. Lemi Ponifasio comes from Samoa, lives in New Zealand and is an internationally renowned director. With his MAU Company, singers from Europe and the Pacific and the Tonkunstler Orchestra conducted by Hans Graf, Ponifasio explores contemporary visions in Mahler’s masterpiece. Occidental farewells and a Pacific celebration of life create a haunting visual and musical rallying cry for our burning planet in crisis.

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Gustav Mahler

«Das Lied von der Erde» Symphony for Tenor, Alto (or Baritone) and Orchestra


  • Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde

  • Der Einsame im Herbst

  • Von der Jugend

  • Von der Schönheit

  • Der Trunkene im Frühling

  • Der Abschied


63 Min.