58. Shéhérazade: Caitlin Hulcup & Gary Matthewman
22 October 2019, 13:05 - 13:55
We are delighted to welcome back the renowned mezzo-soprano Caitlin Hulcup and leading pianist Gary Matthewman. At the heart of their programme is Ravel’s vibrant and evocative Shéhérazade, conjuring the exotic world of the Thousand and One Nights, the Persian king Shahryar and his young bride Scheherazade. Other songs of queens, knights and mystical lands feature, by Schumann, Berlioz and Sibelius.
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)Belsatzar (Op.57)
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869)La Captive (op.12)
Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)Våren flyktar hastigt (Op.13 no.4)
- Svarta Rosor (Op.36 no.1)
Mezzo sopranoCaitlin Hulcup is an Australian mezzo soprano performing internationally in concert, recital and opera. Her repertoire features major Handel, Rossini, Strauss and Mozart roles. Performances of the title role in Handel's Ariodante at the Barbican London and Teatro Real in Madrid with Les Talens Lyriques brought critical acclaim early in her career, and she went on to sing the role at the Händel Festspiele Halle, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Scottish Opera, and at Theater an der Wien. She has sung the roles of Rosina Il ba... Read Full Biography
PianistGary Matthewman is one of the UK's leading song pianists. A regular artist at Wigmore Hall, other appearances include New York’s Carnegie Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein, Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre and halls in Prague, Lucerne, Basel, Lisbon, Washington, Toronto, São Paulo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Sydney. His UK Festival appearances include the Aldeburgh, Buxton, Glyndebourne, Leeds Lieder and Oxford Lieder Festivals. Recital partners include Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Sir Thomas Allen, Sumi Jo, Nuccia Focil... 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....