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27. Schubert: Songs of the Sea (first performance)

12 October 2021, 17:30 - 18:45



All evening concerts this year are performed twice, at 5.30pm and 8.15pm. Schubert: Songs of the Sea and Schubert: Winterreise follow a slightly different pattern to the other repeated performances during the festival. This 5.30pm performance will be in-person only. Please see Event 35 for information on the in-person and livestreamed performance THE FOLLOWING DAY at 8.15pm.


Following a sensational performance of Winterreise at our Winter into Spring weekend earlier this year, Dietrich Henschel returns with more Schubert, delving into songs about the sea and ocean. The programme concludes with Schubert’s setting of Schiller’s epic ballad ‘Der Taucher’: an opera in song with the drama of an action movie that, as Graham Johnson writes, ‘"has everything: a villainous tyrant, a pretty and compassionate princess, whirlpools and sea-monsters, and a young hero whose Superman powers desert him for the finale".

As with almost every evening recital this year, we introduce an outstanding duo of emerging artists at the start of the concert, performing Elgar’s Sea Pictures.


PRACTICAL INFORMATION

This event is available as an in-person and livestreamed event. The livestreamed performance will be available to watch live in our Digital Concert Hall TOMORROW at 8.15pm 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 15 minutes and there will be no interval.


TICKETS AND PASSES

(Online bookings only)

Book five or more concerts at the same time: 5% discount

Book ten or more concerts at the same time: 10% discount

Book fifteen or more concerts at the same time: 15% discount

For even further discounts click here for more information on our Festival Passes.

Tickets for both in-person and the Digital Concert Hall will be issued as eTickets by default. Printed tickets are available on request, for an additional fee.


COVID-19

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.


SEATING AREAS EXPLAINED

Due to uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and to keep audiences safe, our venues this year will be socially distanced, and our main seating areas have a reduced capacity. We have added two additional seating areas with a limited view of the stage, to allow you to experience our live concerts at a reduced price.

Seating area A (£35): Centre aisle seats, with a clear view of the stage.

Seating area B (£22): Side aisle and back section seats. Some seats may have a reduced view of the stage.

Seating area C (£13): These seats are behind the stage and have no direct view of the performance, however the view from the stage will be live-streamed onto high quality large video screens, visible from all Seating Area C seats.

Seating area D (£5): Side chapel or back corner. Please note these seats have no view of the stage.


Artist Portrait

Dietrich Henschel

Dietrich Henschel

Baritone

“Baritone Dietrich Henschel is a towering figure, physically, intellectually, musically and theatrically. His prowess as an interpreter, by which I mean precisely his ability to get below the surface of a song and right into its soul, is extraordinary.” - The Herald Scotland. Baritone Dietrich Henschel captivates audiences as a regular guest at major opera houses, as an esteemed interpreter of Lieder and oratorios and with his varied multimedia projects. His repertoire stretches from Monteverdi to the avant-garde. Born in Berl... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch

Pianist

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. 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
Artist Portrait

Polly Leech

Polly Leech

Mezzo-soprano

Polly Leech is a British mezzo-soprano from Wiltshire. She was awarded a BSc in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Durham University, before studying for a Masters in Vocal Performance at the Royal College of Music. In 2018, she completed a year as a Young Artist at the National Opera in London; she is currently in her second year as a member of the Dutch National Opera Studio. Her recent engagements include Cherubino, Le Nozze di Figaro; Abra in Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans; Tisbe, La Cenerentola; Romaine Brooks in the wo... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Lucy Colquhoun

Lucy Colquhoun

Pianist

Lucy Colquhoun graduated from the Royal College of Music, studying with Roger Vignoles. During her time at the College she won all the major prizes for piano accompaniment, including the Alisdair Graham Prize for Piano Accompaniment (English Song), the Joan Chissel Schumann Prize and the Titanic Memoriam Prize in the Lies Askonas Singing Competition. Lucy was also recipient of the Douglas and Hilda Simmonds Award, the Kendall Taylor Award, and a scholarship from the Honourable Society of the Knights of the Round Table. This year she was wi... Read Full Biography

Tickets

Seating Area A
In-person & Streaming (Digital Concert Hall)
In-person only
Seating Area B
In-person & Streaming (Digital Concert Hall)
In-person only
Seating Area C (live video view)
In-person & Streaming (Digital Concert Hall)
In-person only
Seating Area D (No Sightlines)
In-person only

Festival Passes

Seating Area A
Full Festival Pass (In-person & Digital Concert Hall)
Week 1 Festival Pass (In-person & Digital Concert Hall)
Online Streaming Access
Digital Festival Pass - online only
Week 1 Digital Festival Pass - online only
Under 35s Digital Festival Pass - online only
Under 35s Week 1 Digital Festival Pass - online only

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