61. Forest Twilight: Sophie Karthäuser, Stephan Loges & Eugene Asti
22 October 2019, 19:30 - 21:20
A star trio performs songs by Haydn, Loewe and Mendelssohn, with poems of knights in ruined castles and twilit encounters in mysterious forests. They include Schumann’s Liederkreis Op.39, setting the poetry of Eichendorff, as a perfect complement to these songs. Sophie Karthäuser, Stephan Loges and Eugene Asti are firm favourites at the Oxford Lieder Festival, and we are delighted to reunite them for this very special programme.
SopranoRenowned worldwide as one of the finest interpreters of Mozart’s works, being called a born “Mozartian”, Sophie Karthäuser has earned such praise by singing her first ever Pamina under the baton of René Jacobs at La Monnaie and her debut Susanna led by William Christie with Opéra de Lyon. She has appeared in several other Mozart roles, such as Tamiri at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Serpetta at Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Despina and Zerlina at La Monnaie and Ilia at the Aix-e... Read Full Biography
Bass BaritoneBorn in Dresden, Stephan was an early winner of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. He has given recitals throughout the world, including regular appearances at Wigmore Hall London and the Oxford Lieder Festival, as well as Carnegie Hall New York, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vienna Konzerthaus, La Monnaie Brussels, Kuhmo Festival, Santiago de Compostela, BBC Radio 3 and the Vocal Arts Series in Washington with pianists Roger Vignoles, Graham Johnson, Eugene Asti, Simon Lepper, Alexander Schmalcz, Joseph Middleton, Sholto Kynoch and... Read Full Biography
PianistEugene Asti studied at the Mannes College of Music, New York with Jeannette Haien where he earned his B.Mus. and M.A. and subsequently studied piano accompaniment with Graham Johnson at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Eugene currently teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is Vocal Accompaniment Coordinator at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and regularly gives masterclasses both in the UK and abroad. One of the foremost accompanists of his generation, he has performed with many great arti... 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....