Julia Bullock in Zauberland at Linbury Theatre, London. Photo: Patrick Berger
This new collaborative work from Katie Mitchell is hard to define. The title, ‘Magic Land’ in English, comes from the text of one of Schumann’s songs and it takes as its basis his song-cycle Dichterliebe (Poet’s Love). This is performed by US soprano and community activist Julia Bullock with the distinguished French pianist Cédric Tiberghien as her accompanist, initially in a standard concert setting.