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02. Simon Bode & Simon Lepper: Die schöne Müllerin

08 October 2021, 13:00 - 14:10

We are delighted to welcome one of the most exciting singers to emerge in recent years, German tenor Simon Bode, for our first full recital of 2021. He and Simon Lepper perform Schubert's great song cycle Die schöne Müllerin.

1820s Vienna might have been a metropolis of the time but it was a small city by today’s standards and Franz Schubert could walk easily into the hills with their woods and babbling brooks. Nature is everywhere in Schubert’s songs, and in his masterful song cycle Die schöne Müllerin, water and the colour green are as much lead characters as the love-struck young man, the huntsman and the beautiful miller’s daughter.

Here's what the Bayerischer Staatzeitung wrote of one of Simon Bode's recent performances of this work:

"Seldom one hears this cycle so direct, so gripping,…seldom so close to the meaning, so well articulated as from this tenor from Hamburg…Bode transports the struggle of this ultimately forsaken lover, with a clear, strong, bright-cored voice, with an array of colors, gleaming high notes, sweet lyricism and a finessed piano, emphatic but never forcing…“



This event is an in-person and livestreamed event. Livestreamed performances will be available to watch live in our Digital Concert Hall at the advertised performance time and will be available to watch again and on demand until the end of November.

Want to watch this concert in person and at home? 'Hybrid' tickets, valid both in person and for the Digital Concert Hall, are also available for an additional £3 to the in-person price.

All our seating is unreserved. This means you are guaranteed a seat in your chosen area, but not a specific seat. In order to allow for social distancing, you will be seated as an individual or as a group, based on the number of tickets you booked for this concert.

For groups of more than 10, please phone or email the box office to book your tickets.

The performance duration is approximately 1 hour 10 minutes and there will be no interval.


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Due to COVID-19 we have to do things a little differently this year. In order to keep everyone safe, our seating and concert conditions are subject to change in line with changing government guidance.

For more information about our COVID-19 safety measures, please click here.

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.

Artist Portrait

Simon Bode

Simon Bode


Tenor Simon Bode is a commanding presence on the opera and recital stages throughout Europe. Born in Hamburg, his recital and concert career has taken this young tenor to prestigious international festivals including Salzburger Festspiele, Beethovenfest Bonn, Heidelberger Frühling, Kissinger Sommer, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein, and Schlossfestspiele Ludwigsburg. Mr. Bode recently sang highly praised debuts at the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin and the Rheingau Musik Festival and reappeared with a solo recit... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Simon Lepper

Simon Lepper


Simon read music at King’s College, Cambridge before studying piano accompaniment with Michael Dussek at the Royal Academy of Music and later with Ruben Lifschitz at the Fondation Royaumont. He is a currently professor of collaborative piano and a vocal repertoire coach at the Royal College of Music, London where he also in charge of the collaboarative piano course. Since 2003 he has been an official accompanist for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition Performance highlights have included an invitation from the Wigmor... Read Full Biography

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