34. Mozart's Journey to Prague: Lucy Hall, Jonathan Stone & Sholto Kynoch
17 October 2019, 17:30 - 18:20
In November 1787, Mozart returned triumphant to Prague for the premiere of Don Giovanni. His trip there was brought colourfully to life by Eduard Mörike in his famous novella Mozart’s Journey to Prague. For this concert, the great A major violin sonata K526, written at the same time as Don Giovanni, and songs of the same period are heard within an abridged retelling of Mörike’s capricious story.
SopranoOperatic roles include Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro for Scottish Opera, Diva Opera and GSMD Opera, Euridice in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice for Scottish Opera, Morgana Alcina and Marzelline Fidelio with Longborough Festival Opera, Lila The Firework Maker's Daughter at ROH Linbury Theatre and Jen in the critically acclaimed 4.48 Psychosis with the ROH, Barbarina Le Nozze di Figaro for Scottish Opera, Festival d'Aix, British Youth Opera and Glyndebourne Festival Opera (cover), Zerlina Don Giovanni in a 30 show tour for the English To... Read Full Biography
ViolinistBritish violinist Jonathan Stone is an internationally acclaimed chamber musician, soloist, concertmaster and director. As soloist and chamber musician, highlights of this season include appearances at the Larzac, North Norfolk, Battle, Ironstone and Marryat Players chamber music festivals, as well as the Oxford Lieder Festival. In May 2019, he appears as a guest artist with the Nash Ensemble to record Fanny Mendelssohn’s string quartet, and in January 2020 he returns to Wigmore Hall as violinist of the Phoenix Piano Trio. Jonat... Read Full Biography
PianistSholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in chamber music and song accompaniment. In addition to a busy performance schedule and a fast-growing discography, he is the founder and director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, the UK’s most renowned song festival, which recently won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. In recent years he has appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Berliner Konzerthaus, the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, the Opéra de Lille... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
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....