CANCELLED: Hildegard of Bingen, one woman show, starring Linn Maxwell, mezzo-soprano
A medieval voice speaks to the modern world
St. Hildegard, a twelfth-century writer, composer, healer, prophet, visionary, and leader, and the most influential woman of the Middle Ages. Her writing, composition, and public speaking gave her visibility and earned her recognition far beyond other women of her era. Nearly 500 years before Gutenberg's press revolutionized book publishing, Hildegard's prolific writing on theology and natural science, as well as her musical compositions, were widely copied and read.
International mezzo-soprano Linn Maxwell brings the saint's writings and music to life for the 21st century. Hildegard's holistic message of spiritual truth, natural healing, and caring for the earth has never been more relevant than today. As Hildegard herself says, "the Light you are seeking longs to shine forth from within you." If we listen closely, she can not only teach us about the Middle Ages, but show us how to overcome the frustrations of our own modern world. Learn more about the Hildegard experience here.
Maxwell has performed on the stages of major orchestras, including Chicago Symphony, Berlin Radio Orchestra, Cleveland and Toronto (Raymond Leppard conducting), the Brooklyn Philharmonia and Seattle. Her operatic engagements include San Francisco (Placido Domingo conducting), Cincinnati Opera, Hungarian State Opera, Netherlands Opera (with Nicholas Harnancourt), Essen, Strasbourg, Lyon, Toulouse, and recital halls across the United States and in 29 foreign countries. In 2015 she completed a five-city tour of Australia where she performed her one-woman play, "Hildegard of Bingen and the Living Light" at the invitation of the Australian Catholic University. Other recent engagements included the 2010 Beijing Modern Music Festival and the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.