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Spanisches Liederspiel: Rowan Pierce, Ann Murray, Timothy Langston, Thomas Allen & Malcolm Martineau

20 October 2016, 20:00


Concert


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Saint John the Evangelist

Iffley Road,
Oxford,
OX4 1EH



Two of the great singers of our time and one of the world's most renowned pianists are joined by two exciting new stars for a performance of Schumann's Spanisches Liederspiel and a selection of Brahms's folk-song arrangements.

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Programme


Artist Portrait

Rowan Pierce

Rowan Pierce

Soprano

Yorkshire-born Rowan Pierce is a Rising Star of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and is a Harewood Artist at English National Opera. She has appeared regularly with ensembles including the Academy of Ancient Music, Gabrieli Consort, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Florilegium and Royal Northern Sinfonia. In 2017 she made her BBC Proms and Wigmore Hall debuts. Operatic roles have included Drusilla in L’incoronazione di Poppe... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Ann Murray

Ann Murray

Mezzo-Soprano

Ann Murray was born in Dublin and studied with Frederick Cox at the Royal Manchester College of Music. She has established close links with both the English National Opera, for whom she has sung the title roles in Handel Xerxes and Ariodante and Donizetti Maria Stuarda, and with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where her roles have included Cherubino (Mozart Le nozze di Figaro), Dorabella (Mozart Cosi fan tutte), Donna Elvira (Mozart Don Giovanni), Rosina (Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia), Octavian (Strauss Der Rosenkavalier), Child (Ra... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Timothy Langston

Timothy Langston

Tenor

Tim studied singing at first with Andrew Heggie whilst reading Music at the University of Manchester where he attained First Class Honours, following which he studied with Peter Wilson at the Royal Northern College of Music. He was a Christine Collins Young Artist 2015 for Opera Holland Park. He is also a Samling Artist. Tim has ​performed​ with Opera North, The Halle, The European Opera Center, British Youth Opera, RNCM Opera and conductors including Sir Mark Elder and Richard Farnes. Roles include Die Meistersinger von Nürnber... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Sir Thomas Allen

Sir Thomas Allen

Baritone

Sir Thomas Allen is an established star of all the great opera houses. He has been particularly acclaimed for his Billy Budd, Pelléas, Eugene Onegin, Ulisse and Beckmesser, as well as the great Mozart roles of Count Almaviva, Don Alfonso, Papageno and, of course, Don Giovanni. At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, his most recent engagements have included the title role in Sweeney Todd, Beckmesser (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Faninal (Der Rosenkavalier), Prosdocimo (Il turco in Italia), Music Master (Ariadne auf Naxos... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Malcolm Martineau

Malcolm Martineau

Pianist

Malcolm Martineau was born in Edinburgh, read Music at St Catharine's College, Cambridge and studied at the Royal College of Music. Recognised as one of the leading accompanists of his generation, he has worked with many of the world’s greatest singers including Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Janet Baker, Olaf Bär, Anna Netrebko, Elīna Garanča, Dorothea Röschmann, Dame Sarah Connolly, Angela Gheorghiu, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Della Jones, Sir Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltm... 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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