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Robert & Clara, Songs & Duets: Sophie Karthäuser, Sarah Connolly & Eugene Asti

15 October 2016, 19:30


This event will be broadcast from Holywell Music Room

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONCERT IS NOW SOLD OUT. YOU CAN JOIN THE WAITING LIST TO BE INFORMED OF ANY TICKETS THAT MAY BECOME AVAILABLE, ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS. Please also note that this waiting list is only for returns before the day of the concert. An on-the-night list will be started 45 minutes before the concert begins, in person only, for any places that remain empty immediately before the concert (e.g. due to any Passholders who may choose not to attend).

A stellar trio of artists, well known to Oxford Lieder audiences, present songs and duets by Robert and Clara Schumann. They include settings of the poets Friedrich Rückert (who was delighted by Schuamnn's songs to his texts) and Nikolaus Lenau, as well as the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, best known of course for his fairy tales, but also a prolific and renowned poet.

Festal supper will be available from 6:30pm every evening (except Thursday 20th). Enjoy a delicious hot main meal and side dish between the afternoon and evening recitals for just £11. Our food partners this year are the Vaults & Garden Café, The Oxford University Club, and St Stephen’s House. Please book by midnight the day before by clicking here.

See your name (or that of a dedicatee) alongside the Schumann song of your choice and help ensure the future of Oxford Lieder by sponsoring a song from £25. Thank you.


Artist Portrait

Sophie Karthäuser

Sophie Karthäuser


Renowned worldwide as one of the finest interpreters of Mozart’s works, being called a born “Mozartian”, Sophie Karthäuser has earned such praise by singing her first ever Pamina under the baton of René Jacobs at La Monnaie and her debut Susanna led by William Christie with Opéra de Lyon. She has appeared in several other Mozart roles, such as Tamiri (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées), Sandrina (Theater an der Wien), Serpetta (Berlin Konzerthaus), Despina and Zerlina (Théâtre Ro... Read Full Biography
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Dame Sarah Connolly DBE

Dame Sarah Connolly DBE


Born in County Durham, Sarah Connolly studied piano and singing at the Royal College of Music, of which she is now a Fellow. She was made a DBE in the 2017 Birthday Honours, having previously been made a CBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours. In 2011 she was honoured by the Incorporated Society of Musicians and presented with the Distinguished Musician Award. She is the recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s 2012 Singer Award. Highlights in her 2018/19 season include Fricka Das Rheingold and Die Walküre at Covent Ga... Read Full Biography
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Eugene Asti

Eugene Asti


Eugene Asti studied at the Mannes College of Music, New York with Jeannette Haien where he earned his B.Mus. and M.A. and subsequently studied piano accompaniment with Graham Johnson at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Eugene currently teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is Vocal Accompaniment Coordinator at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and regularly gives masterclasses both in the UK and abroad. One of the foremost accompanists of his generation, he has performed with many great arti... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

The Schumann Project

The Schumann Project: 14-29 October 2016 The fifteenth Oxford Lieder Festival will be the Schumann Project, a unique survey of Schumann's complete songs. The Schumann Project will explore Schumann's life and times, his friends and contemporaries, his influences and his legacies, and his literary and artistic interests. This two-week feast of song will feature Oxford Lieder's trad...

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