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Dichterliebe: Bo Skovhus & Matti Hirvonen

23 October 2016, 19:30

The great Danish baritone Bo Skovhus appears at the Festival for the first time, joined by eminent Swedish pianist Matti Hirvonen. Their programme includes Dichterliebe, the 'poet's love', as well as Schumann's settings of texts from Goethe's novel Wilhelm Meister.

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Artist Portrait

Bo Skovhus

Bo Skovhus


Born in Ikast (Denmark), Bo Skovhus studied at the Conservatory in Aarhus, at the Royal Opera Academy in Copenhagen, and in New York. His career began 1988 at the Volksoper in Vienna with Don Giovanni. In 1997 he was awarded the title of Austrian Kammersänger. Bo Skovhus's opera repertoire comprises roles such as Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva / LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Alfonso / COSÌ FAN TUTTE, Mandryka / ARABELLA, Storch INTERMEZZO, the Count in CAPRICCIO and Barbier Schneidebart in DIE SCHWEIGSAME FRAU, the title roles in... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Matti Hirvonen

Matti Hirvonen


Matti Hirvonen lives in Stockholm. His career as a song pianist began at the invitation of the famous soprano Elisabeth Söderström, and he now performs Lieder regularly with Nina Stemme, Hillevi Martinpelto, Miah persson, camilla Nylund, Katarina Karnéus, Angelika Kirschschlager, Anna Larsson, Iréne Theorin, Håkan Hagegård, Bo Skovhus, Andreas Schmidt, Peter Mattei, Wolfgang Holzmair among many others. A regular guest at European festivals including Edinburgh, Grafenegg, Aix-en Provence and Schleswig-Ho... Read Full Biography

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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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