Trobár

To find. To seek. To create.

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Found in Translation

  • St. Alban's Episcopal Church 2555 Euclid Heights Boulevard Cleveland Heights, OH, 44106 United States (map)

The romantic figure of the troubadour conjures up images of minstrels roaming the countryside with nothing but a lute and a love song. However, medieval accounts of these singer-songwriters paint a much more varied portrait of their lives and lyrics. As self-proclaimed “finders” of words and melodies, they explored commonplace subjects such as desire, spirituality, hope, hypocrisy, despair, and the complexities of relationships, all in their own language of Occitan. In this program, Trobár recounts the lives and re-enacts the art of the troubadours, both in the original Occitan and in English translations by modern poets, capturing the immediacy and vitality of the texts as experienced by their first audiences.

General admission $15

Senior admission $10

Student admission $5