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Ian Bostridge & Netia Jones

The Dark Mirror

Zender's Winterreise

A masterful performance of Schubert's iconic song cycle.

A Barbican London production with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra

United Kingdom

Perth Concert Hall

Tickets $25–$160

  • Classical Music
  • Post Show Discussions

Awards & Reviews

‘★★★★★ – Elegant and inventive.’


‘The most extraordinary, riveting, uncanny performance of Schubert’s great song-cycle Winterreise I have ever witnessed.’

‘Reveals the beauty and the timeless, philosophical qualities of Schubert’s music and Mueller’s poetry.’

‘Netia Jones’s meticulous and fearless staging ... could not be done better.’


Celebrated tenor Ian Bostridge – the world’s leading performer of Franz Schubert’s Die Winterreise –combines forces with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra for this stunning music-theatre event.

Plunged into a stark wintry landscape, a wanderer embarks on an intense dramatic journey – his reflections on life moving between gallows humour and well-worn nostalgia, between love and loss.

Told through Bostridge’s impeccable performance, haunting visuals and Hans Zender’s delicately woven instrumentation, this Winterreise is a sublime interpretation of Schubert’s iconic song cycle.

Devised by leading opera director Netia Jones, this rare fully-staged production brings the shadowy world of Winterreise spectacularly to life.


Ahead of his masterful Australian Exclusive performance of Schubert's iconic song cycle, hear from the world's most famous tenor, Ian Bostridge, in this exclusive interview about The Dark Mirror: Zender’s Winterreise.


Ian Bostridge explains why he agreed to approach a work he knows so intimately through the dark mirror of Hans Zender’s ‘composed interpretation’ in The Guardian (UK) here.

90mins no interval

No latecomers admitted.

Performed by members of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Baldur Brönnimann.

Co-produced by Britten Sinfonia, Cal Performances at the University of California and National Taichung Theater

Post Show Discussion
Sat 11 Feb, 9pm

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Dates, Times & Access

Perth Concert Hall

Assistive listening
Fully surtitled
Wheelchair access

Sung in German with surtitles 

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