80. Dangerous Liaisons: Louise Alder, Nikolay Borchev & Sholto Kynoch
26 October 2019, 19:30 - 21:20
Love, omnipresent in song, is a dangerous game, from the fatal allure of the Lorelei to foolish dares undertaken in its name. Louise Alder and Nikolay Borchev bring the Festival to a thrilling close, with songs by Schubert, Liszt, Schumann and others. Louise Alder gave a sensational concert at the 2018 Festival, not long after her triumph at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. Belarusian baritone Nikolay Borchev has been hailed for his performances at the Royal Opera House, Edinburgh Festival, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and other major venues internationally, as well as for his passionate, committed recitals. Two superb artists for an uplifting finale to this year’s Festival.
SopranoLouise Alder studied at the Royal College of Music’s International Opera School where she was the inaugural Kiri Te Kanawa Scholar. She won the Young Singer Award at the 2017 International Opera Awards and the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize at the 2017 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. She also won the 2015 inaugural Young British Soloists’ Competition, is the recipient of Glyndebourne's 2014 John Christie Award. She is a member of Oper Frankfurt’s Ensemble where her roles in the 2018/19 season inclu... Read Full Biography
BaritoneBaritone Nikolay Borchev began his career at a very young age as a member of the ensemble of soloists at the Bavarian State Opera. After several seasons in Munich, he spent two seasons as a member of the Vienna State Opera. With both companies he sang numerous main roles of his Fach including Papageno in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, and Figaro in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia. An exceptional musician, he developed an extensive repertoire within just a few years and, thanks ... 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....