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Italian Songbook: Alison Rose, Marcus Farnsworth & James Cheung

26 October 2017, 13:10

Lunchtime Recital


This event will be broadcast from Holywell Music Room

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Hugo Wolf’s 46 settings of Italian poetry, translated by Paul Heyse, are among the most perfect gems of the song repertoire, by turn humorous, bitter and tender. Heard as a single songbook, they allow a remarkable dialogue to emerge between the two singers, who inhabit an array of characters.

Please note this concert will last approx. 75 minutes without interval.


Artist Portrait

Alison Rose

Alison Rose


Alison Rose is the winner of the 2015 Maggie Teyte Prize and a 2017 Leonard Ingrams Award. She is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio, and is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. Operatic roles include; Papagena, Die Zauberflöte (Glyndebourne Festival Opera); Barbarina, Le nozze di Figaro (Garsington Festival Opera & English National Opera); Governess,The Turn of the Screw (Bury Court Opera); Vixen, The Cunning Little Vixen (Grimeborn Festival / Arcola Theatre); Lady in Wait... Read Full Biography
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Marcus Farnsworth

Marcus Farnsworth


Marcus Farnsworth was awarded first prize in the 2009 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and the Song Prize at the 2011 Kathleen Ferrier Competition. He has appeared in recital at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, La Monnaie, Brussels with Julius Drake; on a UK tour of Schubert Winterreise with James Baillieu; for Leeds Lieder with Graham Johnson and at Opéra de Lille with Simon Lepper. He has appeared many times at the Wigmore Hall with Malcolm Martineau, Julius Drake and Graham Johnson, the Myrthen Ensemble and Joseph Middleton... Read Full Biography
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James Cheung

James Cheung


James Cheung is a pianist working in the field of chamber music with a leaning towards Lieder. This season has seen James at the Banff centre of the arts in Canada where he heads the song component of the operatic Summer programme as well as on a critically acclaimed tour with German baritone Christian Gerhaher at venues including the Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and Dusseldorf Tonhalle. This season James appears at the Oxford Lieder Festival and at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden with Alison Rose. He will perform chamber mu... Read Full Biography

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