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Quiet Poetry: Emily Dickinson’s life and poems

A semi staged programme including scenes out of the play “The Belle of Amherst” by William Luce and Dickinson poems set by different composers such as Aaron Copland, Arthur Farwell, Lori Laitman and the UK premier of the Nick Benavides song cycle “Pain has an element of blank”.


  • Ute Lepetit-Clare – Mezzo-soprano
  • Stephanie Schmiderer – Actress
  • Marie-Noëlle Kendall – Piano


A. Copland
Why do they shut me out of Heaven?
Heart, we will forget him

A. Farwell
Good morning, Midnight!
I’ll tell you how the sun rose
With a flower
I never saw a Moor

Will there really be a morning
I’m nobody
If I ….

N. Benavides
It’s such a little thing to weep
Wild nights!
“Faith” is a fine invention
Heart! We will forget him!
Success is counted sweetest
I felt a Funeral in my Brain
I’m Nobody!
“Hope” is the thing with feathers
I taste a liquor never brewed


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