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17. Alchemy, Magic and the Legend of Faust

14 October 2019, 15:00 - 16:30


Symposium

Study Event


Thumbnail of The Shulman Auditorium, The Queen's College

The Shulman Auditorium, The Queen's College

The Queen's College, Oxford



Alexandra Lloyd and Emma Smith discuss the history of Faust – the man himself, and the role of alchemy and magic in the legends that grew around him from the sixteenth century onwards. Moving from German origins to Christopher Marlowe, into the German Romantic writers and the wider revival of interest in the twentieth century, this fascinating discussion is interspersed with Faust settings in song, performed by Fabian Langguth and Camille Lemonnier, who impressed at the recent finals of our Young Artist Platform auditions.


Artist Portrait

Fabian Langguth

Fabian Langguth

Baritone

The young baritone is currently studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Prof. Rudolf Piernay as part of a scholarship program. In 2015, Fabian took part in the International Bach Academy and sang the baritone solo on the IBAS Italy Tour, won the Mozart Competition in Prague and had his opera debut at the Augsburg opera house. As part of a Pre-LSO concert he performed a song recital at Barbican Hall and took part in the LSO production „Le grand macabre“, working with Sir Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars. Fabian... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Camille Lemonnier

Camille Lemonnier

Pianist

Camille Lemonnier was born in 1993 in Munich and started her piano studies at the Nuremberg University of Music in 2011. As student of Ingeborg Schmidt-Noll she obtained a Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) with best scores in July 2015. In addition, she acquired during her studies competencies in educational sciences, which were honoured with the First Price of Music Education from the Nuremberg University of Music in 2015. Beside her studies she participated in Master Classes with prof Wolfang Manz, Thomas Hell, prof Dirk Mommertz and prof Konrad ... Read Full Biography
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Dr Alexandra Lloyd

Dr Alexandra Lloyd

Speaker

Alex Lloyd’s main research interests are in twentieth-century literature and film, particularly cultural memory, depictions of children and childhood, and visual culture. Her AHRC-funded doctoral thesis (Wadham College, 2012) examined post-1989 representations of childhood and youth under Nazism. She is currently running a project on the White Rose resistance movement, working with undergraduates on a new translation of the group’s pamphlets which will be published in June 2019. An exhibition in the Bodleian’s Proscholium o... Read Full Biography
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Prof Emma Smith

Prof Emma Smith

Speaker

I am Tutorial Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford. My research combines a range of approaches to Shakespeare and early modern drama. I am currently working on the First Folio (1623), a project combining aspects of the history of the book, histories of reading, and the interpretation of Shakespeare on the page. Much of my recent work has been about the reception of Shakespeare and about the scholarly and cultural investments in Shakespearean criticism (including my own). I am also interested in drama in performance, in the methodology o... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

Tales of Beyond - Magic, Myths and Mortals

The 18th Oxford Lieder Festival will explore life, death, and the mysterious areas between and beyond. Sprites and nymphs cause mayhem and mischief, while legends abound from Greco-Roman sagas to the Lorelei and the Erlking. Storytelling with the Crick Crack Club, a ghost tour, a magic show and more all complement the myriad concerts, masterclasses and study events over a packed fortnight....