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Gabriel Fauré: A Life Through Song I

17 October 2015, 10:00 - 14:00


This event will be broadcast from Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

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Sarah Fox soprano
Anna Huntley mezzo-soprano
Victor Sicard baritone
Graham Johnson piano

As we begin our survey of the complete songs of Gabriel Fauré, Graham Johnson gives a special lecture-recital in two parts, looking at the life and work of this remarkable composer. Anyone who attended last year’s ‘Schubert’s Life & Times’ series will know that this will be a fascinating and illuminating event, as Graham Johnson shares his expertise as both speaker and pianist to introduce us to Fauré.

11.00am: Welcome coffee
11.30am: Lecture-recital part one
12.45pm: A light lunch will be available to purchase
1.30pm: Lecture-recital part two

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Sarah Fox

Sarah Fox


Born in Yorkshire, Sarah Fox is one of the leading English sopranos of her generation. She was educated at Giggleswick School, London University and the Royal College of Music. A former winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award and the John Christie Award, she is also an Honorary Fellow of Royal Holloway College, London University. She is equally at home in many musical genres including opera, folksong and musical theatre. Roles at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden have included Micaela Carmen, Asteria Tamerlano, Zerlina Don Giovanni and Wo... Read Full Biography
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Anna Huntley

Anna Huntley


Mezzo-Soprano Anna Huntley was a scholar at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music International Opera School. Awards during this time included the Wigmore Hall/Independent Opera Vocal Fellowship at the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition, 3rd Prize at the Das Lied Competition in Berlin, the Michael Oliver Prize at the London Handel Singing Competition, MBF Education Awards and an Independent Opera Postgraduate Bursary. An outstanding recitalist, Anna is a regular performer at the Wigmore Hall, ... Read Full Biography
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Victor Sicard

Victor Sicard


French Baritone, Victor Sicard, was born in La Rochelle, France. He studied Musicologie at Tours University (France) before training on the Opera Course of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and at the National Opera Studio (NOS). Victor’s studies at the NOS were financed by the Royal Opera House. Winner of many prizes including the Male 1st prize, best French interpret Office Franco-Québecois pour la Jeunesse, and Best Young singer at the Marmande Competition 2012, the First prize at the FLAME competition in Paris, Fi... Read Full Biography
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Graham Johnson

Graham Johnson


"That peerless song accompanist” (Daily Telegraph) Graham Johnson formed the Songmakers' Almanac and has appeared in recital with Sir Thomas Allen, Victoria de los Angeles, Elly Ameling, Arleen Auger, Ian Bostridge, Brigitte Fassbaender, Matthias Goerne, Thomas Hampson, Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Philip Langridge, Serge Leiferkus, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Edith Mathis, Ann Murray, Lucia Popp, Christoph Prégardien, Dame Margaret Price, Thomas Quastoff, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Dorothea Rö... 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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