RCS Presents: Piano Festival – Dreams & Nightmares, A Nocturnal Journey


Stream Available: 23/04/2021 - 25/04/2021

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Directed by Anna Michels, Mark Rogers, Maurizio Arroyo Reyes, Ischico Velzel

When we fall asleep, our imagination comes to life. Dreams and nightmares offer a window into the inner workings of our mind, transporting us to worlds free of logic and fuelled by fantasy.
These nocturnal illusions have been an endless source of inspiration for composers throughout history. This student-led project encapsulates the diverse nature of our subconscious through a collaborative performance combining music with art, dance and theatre.


Manos Hadjidakis (1925-1994)

Angeliki Giannopoulou Piano


Monologue from Life is a Dream
Ewan Miller BA Acting


Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Nacht und Träume

Finn Mannion Cello, Eleanor Pugsley Piano


Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) arr. Pletnev
Suite from Cinderella

Caitlin Brolly, Madeleine Lacroix, Pablo Dorado, Arabella Walton, Sophia Kato Dancers
Anna Michels Piano, Ischico Velzel Piano


Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
La chevelure

Charlotte Bateman Mezzo-soprano, Sinae Sung Piano


Kasper Rofelt (b.1982)
La canción que nunca dire
Text by Federico Garcia Lorca

Maurizio Arroyo Voice, Sarah Wagner Violin, Neil Sutcliffe Accordion


Paul Dukas (1865-1935)
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Vita Hofinger Piano, Edward Scully Piano


Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Nocturne Op.27 No.1

Nick Venner Piano


Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
In the Silence of the Secret Night

Andrew Neill Baritone, Abhisri Chaudhuri Piano


Engelbert Humperdinck (b.1936)
Sändmannchen from Hänsel und Gretel

Emily Wishart Soprano, Mianoora Kosonen Piano


Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Historie du Tango-Nightclub

Ivan Varchenko Saxophone, Yenglik Karassartova Piano


Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Märchenbilder, Op.133
Nicht schnell

Jasmine Ong Viola, Valerie Piano


York Bowen (1884-1961)
Nocturne Op.78

Teo Wei Ting Clarisse Piano


Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Etude Tableaux Op.39 No.1

Nikita Lukinov Piano


Vyacheslav Semyenov
Prophetic Dream

Ciorstaidh Chaimbeul Accordion


Stephen Sondheim (b.1930)
‘Liaisons’ from A Little Night Music

Linda Ormiston Mezzo-soprano, Mark Roger Piano

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