The Wisconsin Union Theater, in partnership with Four Seasons Theatre, welcomed gifted singer songwriter Anäis Mitchell to Madison on October 12, 2017.
In the morning she visited a combined University of Wisconsin-Madison class that included 200 students from the UW Arts Enterprise course taught by Sarah Marty (Producing Artistic Director, Four Seasons Theatre) and the English 162 class taught by Joshua Calhoun (Professor, UW-Madison English Department).
Her evening concert was a treat for all – from fans who’ve known her music for years to those who recently discovered it via the 2017 Off-Broadway production of HADESTOWN, a stage adaptation of her 2011 album of the same name.
Those who enjoyed the concert or would like to learn more will enjoy Mitchell’s 2012 NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert.
Anäis Mitchell Official Bio:
Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell is as much a poet as she is a composer and performer. Her sensational folk ballads combine storytelling and musicianship to produce intricate narratives and powerful messages.
Mitchell’s nine albums have punctuated a successful career featuring collaborations with folk legends like Bon Iver and Ani DiFranco. The stage production of her album Hadestown, a folk opera based on the Orpheus myth, opened off-Broadway to rave reviews in May 2016. The New York Times called it “inventive, beguiling and spellbinding” and Vogue announced that “Hadestown will be your new theater obsession.”
Mitchell has supported The Low Anthem, Josh Ritter and Punch Brothers, and her songs “address contemporary angst with uncanny vision…. a formidable songwriting talent,” according to The New York Times.