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A Schubertiade: The Seasons in Song (first performance)

18 May 2021, 18:00 - 19:00

We are thrilled to be presenting music to a live in-person audience again and very much look forward to welcoming you to this special concert. Due to social distancing, we've made a few changes to the booking process and your experience on the day, so please read to the bottom of this page for full details. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our box office ([email protected] or 01865 591276). Please note this page is for the first performance at 6pm: if you wish to book tickets for the 8pm performance, please click here.

Anna Cavaliero is one of the brightest up-and-coming star sopranos around: a former student of Barbara Bonney, with numerous prizes to her name, and a graduate of the prestigious opera studio at the Opéra de Lyon. She has given some outstanding performances for Oxford Lieder recently, in our online Festivals and also in January 2020 at Wolfson College, one of our last pre-pandemic concerts. She once again joins Sholto Kynoch, Artistic Director of Oxford Lieder, for a programme of music by the great master of song, Franz Schubert. Anna and Sholto track the seasons through Schubert's music: beginning in the joys of harvest time, revelling in the swirling autumn leaves, pausing for a reflective winter evening, and finally bursting forth with all the optimism of spring. Schubert's sublime music can equally be heard in the works for solo piano - including two of his famous 'impromptus' - that punctuate the seasons in song.

This performance will be in-person only, with 2m social distancing as per the current government guidelines.
Please only book tickets for your household group and arrive at the venue together to take your seats.
Each household group will be seated 2m from another household group to maintain social distancing.
Programmes are included in your ticket price and you will find these on your seats.
Everyone is expected to wear a face covering indoors unless they are exempt from doing so.
If you are displaying symptoms of Covid-19 on the day of the concert, please do not attend, but get in touch with our box office to arrange a refund.
The performance duration is one hour and there will be no interval.

To see more information about our Covid-19 safety measures, please click here.

Please provide a current email address when booking, as we shall be in touch before the concert to confirm the above arrangements and any other specific details to ensure the safety of all in attendance.

You will need to book one ticket for your household rather than multiple individual tickets. This enables us to seat you comfortably in the venue within the latest government social distancing guidelines.

Household tickets are available for 1, 2, 3 or 4 people.

There are three seating areas to choose from - Central Stalls (£15pp) , Rear Stalls (£12pp), and Side Aisles (£12pp).

To book one ticket for 2 people in the Central Stalls for example, just add one 'Central Stalls Household of 2 £30' ticket to your basket and go to checkout as you would normally.

Artist Portrait

Anna Cavaliero

Anna Cavaliero


British-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
Artist Portrait

Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch


Sholto 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. In July 2018, Sholto was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in the RAM Honours. Recent recitals have taken him to Wigmore Hall, Heidelberger Frühling in Germany, the Zeist International Lied Festival in Holland, the LIFE Victoria festi... Read Full Biography

Festival Passes

This event is part of a series:

2021 Events

Our 2021 season includes the following events -  27 & 28 February - Winter into Spring This event will be livestreamed only. 18 May - A Schubertiade: The Seasons in Song 1 (6pm) This event will be in-person only with social distancing according to government guidelines. 18 May - A Schubertiade: The Seasons in Song 2 (8pm) This event will be i...

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