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92. Dirty Minds

21 October 2021, 22:00 - 23:00

The ‘wonderfully luminous and captivating’ mezzo Olivia Vermeulen and distinguished pianist Jan Philip Schulze write of their Dirty Minds programme: ‘The topic: eroticism, lust, sex, power and violence, prostitution and murder, and all areas in the high-voltage field in between, set to music, complex and extremely topical… The fact that erotic abysses, desires and traumas have always been the cause of great art cannot be denied, nor the fact that art and music would not exist without “dirty minds”.’ The music: Purcell, William Bolcolm, Schoenberg, Jake Heggie, Mozart and Thomas Pigor. Not a programme to miss.


Watch an interview from Olivia discussing the programme


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 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.

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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

Olivia Vermeulen

Olivia Vermeulen


Dutch mezzo-soprano Olivia Vermeulen has established herself in recent years as a versatile soloist of international standing. She made her tumultuously celebrated debut at the Berlin State Opera, taking the lead role of Turno in Agostino Steffani's L’Amor vien dal Destino under René Jacobs. In addition, she has toured with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer with Mozart's Die Zauberflöte to cities including Budapest, Amsterdam, London and Berlin, further appearing in Schumann's Szenen aus ... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Jan Philip Schulze

Jan Philip Schulze


Born in Frankfurt, German pianist Jan Philip Schulze studied piano at the Munich Hochschule für Musik and Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory, and has been awarded prestigious scholarships and prizes at international piano competitions. He has studied the interpretation of German lied with Helmut Deutsch and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and currently enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, vocal accompanist and teacher. Awards at international competitions in Italy, Spain, and South Africa marked the beginning o... Read Full Biography

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