Nietzsche: My Heart, My Serpent: Thus Spoke Zarathustra

The psychological and spiritual journey of Nietzsche and his alter-ego Zarathustra are portrayed in this dramatic Liederabend. The compelling language of Nietzsche’s masterpiece, along with excerpts from his letters, portray a man in search of his true self as he struggles to free himself from the grip of madness.

Lieder for baritone and piano, along with the enchanting sounds of a children’s chorus and French horn, create a musical tapestry that includes Brahms’s Four Serious Songs, Wolf’s Prometheus, and Liszt’s dramatic recitation The Sad Monk.

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Written by James Melo
Directed by Donald T. Sanders
Set & Costumes by Vanessa James
Lighting Design by Beverly Emmons


January 28, 2010

Leonard Nimoy Thalia at
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street,
NY, NY

January 18, 19 & 21, 2006
The Kosciuszko Foundation
15 East 65th Street, NY, NY