Song at Wolfson / Anna Cavaliero: Britten, Korngold, Poulenc, Bartók and Walton
30 January 2020, 18:00
A graduate of Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music, Anna Cavaliero also studied with Barbara Bonney at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and has recently returned from a year in the studio of the Opéra National de Lyon. She brings a programme with Britten's On this Island - settings of W.H. Auden - at its heart, alongside music by Bartók, Walton, Poulenc and Korngold. Much of the programme is inspired by folk song or cabaret, and a sense of nostalgia and separation sits alongside an atmosphere of humour and irony.
This concert is presented in association with the City Music Foundation.
After the concerts at Wolfson, book a table at the nearby Cherwell Boathouse and show your ticket to enjoy a complimentary glass of Gusborne Estate sparkling wine with your dinner. Booking essential: see website for details - cherwellboathouse.co.uk.
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Erich Korngold (1897 - 1957)Sterbelied (Op. 14) from Lieder des Abschieds
- Gefaßter Abschied (Op. 14) from Lieder des Abschieds
Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)Les chemins de l'amour (FP 106)
Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)
Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)Ha kimegyek arr’ a magos tetőre, 'If I go up to the high mountains' (BB47) from 8 Hungarian Folksongs
- Székely Lassú from 20 Hungarian Folksongs
William Walton (1902 - 1983)
- ~~~ Encore ~~~
Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)The Last Rose of Summer from Irish Folk Song Arrangements
SopranoBritish-Hungarian soprano Anna Cavaliero is a Samling Artist, City Music Foundation Artist, Handel House Talent Scheme Artist, and member of the studio of the Opéra de Lyon. She was previously also a Britten-Pears Young Artist, an Alvarez Young Artist with Garsington Opera, and a Countess of Munster Recital Scheme Artist. Anna won the 2019 Opera Prelude Singer’s Prize, was a semi-finalist in the London Mozart Competition, and was awarded second prize in the 2017 Lies Askonas competition. At home in a wide range of musical genres, A... Read Full Biography
PianistSholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in song and chamber music. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, which won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2015, cited for its ‘breadth, depth and audacity’ of programming. Recent recitals have taken him to Wigmore Hall, Heidelberger Frühling in Germany, the Zeist International Lied Festival in Holland, the LIFE Victoria festival and Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Opéra de Lille, Kings Place in Lo... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
We are delighted our 'Song at Wolfson' series is returning for another year of early-evening song recitals in collaboration with Wolfson College. The auditorium at Wolfson is an ideal space for song performance: intimate, with excellent acoustics and a fine Steinway piano. The series showcases outstanding singers who are in the early stages of highly suc...