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Berlioz lunchtime recital

24 October 2015, 12:15 - 13:00


This event will be broadcast from Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

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Rachel Kelly mezzo soprano
Andri Björn Róbertsson bass-baritone
Kaija Lukas violin
Edwige Herchenroder piano

As part of our study day on Hector Berlioz, two exceptional young singers join pianist Edwige Herchenroder (a former Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform winner) and violinist Kaija Lukas to explore Berlioz's songs, also featuring two arias from his 'légende dramatique', La Damnation de Faust, and a violin showpiece.


Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)

Les champs Op.19
Le chasseur danois Op.19
Le chant des Bretons Op.13
La belle voyageuse Op.2

From Les Nuits d'été:

Le spectre de la rose
L'île inconnue

Rêverie & Caprice

From La Damnation de Faust:

Voici des roses
D'amour l'ardente flamme

Artist Portrait

Rachel Kelly

Rachel Kelly


Irish mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly is a recent graduate of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden’s Jette Parker Young Artist Programme where, over the last two seasons, she has attracted considerable attention for her portrayals on the main stage as Pisana (I due Foscari), Zaida (Il turco in Italia) and Mercédès (Carmen). Her performance as Mirinda in Kasper Holten’s production of L’Ormindo conducted by Christian Curnyn (which marked the first ever collaboration between the Royal Opera House and Shakespeare’... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Edwige Herchenroder

Edwige Herchenroder


French pianist Edwige Herchenroder’s late recital appearances include Festival d’Aix enProvence with mezzo soprano Kitty Whately and tenor Rupert Charlesworth, Paris Petit Palais with baritone Victor Sicard, Oxford Lieder Festival and St John’s Smith square with soprano Sonia Grané. Edwige is a HSBC Pianist Laureate of the Festival d'Aix en Provence. Edwige graduated from Ecole Normale de musique de Paris and Conservatoire de Paris before completing her postgraduate program with Malcolm Martineau and Audrey Hy... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

2015 Festival: Singing Words: poets and their songs

Singing Words: Poets and their Songs celebrates the glorious and varied poetry of song and emphasises this unique meeting of words and music. Following the triumph of last year’s ‘The Schubert Project’ and our recent Royal Philharmonic Society Award, we are pleased to present another stellar array of world-renowned artists in the heart of Oxford. Many of the programmes are bas...

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