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Richard Strauss: Mary Bevan, Nicky Spence & Roger Vignoles

18 October 2017, 19:30


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Holywell Music Room

Holywell St
Oxford
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Concluding a day of events devoted to the works of Richard Strauss, whose gift for melody and word painting knew no bounds, a stellar team of artists present a wide range of his glorious songs.


Artist Portrait

Mary Bevan

Mary Bevan

Soprano

Praised by 'Opera' for her “dramatic wit and vocal control” in stand-out performances on opera and concert platforms, Mary Bevan enjoys huge success in baroque, classical, and contemporary repertoire, and appears regularly with leading orchestras and ensembles around the world. In the 2018/19 season, Bevan debuts at the Royal Danish Opera as Bellezza in Il Trionfo del tempo e del desinganno, and appears in concert with the BBC Symphony, BBC Concert Orchestra at the Proms, and with Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the CBSO in t... Read Full Biography
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Nicky Spence

Nicky Spence

Tenor

Hailed by the Daily Telegraph as ‘a voice of real distinction,’ Nicky Spence is fast emerging as ‘one of our brightest young tenors.’ An artist of great integrity, Nicky Spence’s unique skills as a singing actor and the rare honesty in his musicianship are steadfastly earning him a place at the top of the profession. Nicky’s 2017/18 Season includes two important debuts, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for From the House of the Dead, and at Teatro Real for Pirzel in Die Soldaten. Other highlight... Read Full Biography
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Roger Vignoles

Roger Vignoles

Pianist

Roger Vignoles is one of the most distinguished piano accompanists of our time. In a career spanning five decades he has become recognized throughout the world as a leading exponent of the art of song. He has appeared at all the world’s principal venues and festivals, from the Concertgebouw to Carnegie Hall, and with many of the world’s foremost artists, such as Sir Thomas Allen, Barbara Bonney, Christine Brewer, Florian Boesch, Bernarda Fink, Elina Garanca, Susan Graham, Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Angelika Kirchschlager, Dame Feli... Read Full Biography

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