Toledo SymphonyLab™

Songs of the Earth

Susan Platts

We welcome the mezzo Susan Platts, who has long been celebrated for her performances of Gustav Mahler's music. Toledo audiences will soon get the chance to hear Susan sing Mahler's monumental symphony in song, Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth). We hear Mahlerian tales as told by Susan, including about her "pandemic project" (hint: it's a cookbook), and the times she spent working with two legends no longer with us: Christa Ludwig and Jessye Norman. Also, taking our cue from Mahler's use of Chinese poems, we offer a Who Said It, Confucius or Li Bai? quiz!

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