Enoch Arden: Sir Thomas Allen & Simon Lepper
18 October 2017, 17:30
Strauss’s setting of Tennyson’s Enoch Arden was hugely successful in its day. This is a rare chance to hear a live performance of a work in which the narrative, performed here by our patron Sir Thomas Allen, is interspersed with music for solo piano.
BaritoneSir 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
PianistSimon Lepper read music at King’s College, Cambridge. He is a professor of piano accompaniment and a vocal repertoire coach at the Royal College of Music, London where he also co-ordinates the piano accompaniment course. He is an official accompanist for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. Performance highlights have included an invitation from the Wigmore Hall, London to present a three concert project on the songs of Joseph Marx; a recital tour with Stéphane Degout which included the Ravinia and Edinburgh Festivals... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
The Schubert Project will be the biggest ever celebration of the life and music of Franz Schubert. At its core is the UK's first ever complete performance of Schubert's songs, alongside a host of other works. Bringing Schubert’s Vienna to Oxford in a dazzling feast of music, art, theatre, food & drink, this three-week festival is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to immerse you...