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A Schubertiade

11 March 2018, 19:30


Concert

Evening


Thumbnail of Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

St Hilda's College,
Oxford



Some of Schubert's great masterpieces are rarely heard thanks only to the unusual forces required: often quartets of male or female voices. Tonight, a team of eight outstanding singers, including voices well known to Oxford Lieder audiences, join Oxford Lieder’s artistic director, Sholto Kynoch, for an evening of convivial music making that includes many of these works, as well as solo songs and other partsongs, in an informal, salon-style event akin to the gatherings of Schubert and his friends. Song, wine, partsongs and dances draw our Spring Weekend to an uplifting close.

Before this concert, Natasha Loges will give a talk on social music-making in Schubert's Vienna, setting the scene for tonight's programme. Click here for details.

The Spring Weekend Pass is an excellent-value way to attend all events across the weekend, saving money and time in booking, and allowing you to immerse yourself in song. Book here.

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Raphaela Papadakis

Raphaela Papadakis

Soprano

Winner of the National Mozart Competition 2015, Raphaela Papadakis is a British soprano of Greek, Italian and Seychellois descent. Whilst still a student at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, she made her professional début at Garsington Opera, for which she was praised by the Financial Times as giving ‘the most attractive solo performance’ of the show. Since then, she has performed roles with Independent Opera and Bury Court Opera, and covered at the Royal Opera House and the Berlin Staatsoper. Recent and future r... Read Full Biography
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Alice Privett

Alice Privett

Soprano

British born soprano ALICE PRIVETT has performed with professional opera companies from a young age. After studying singing at Chetham's School of Music, she studied for her undergraduate degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and graduated in with a First Class Honours degree and the Concert Recital Diploma. Alice graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in after completing the MA (as the Jennifer Vyvyan scholar) and Opera Course. ​Operatic roles include Poppea L'incoronazione di Poppea (Barefoot Young Artists/ Lo... Read Full Biography
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Katie Bray

Katie Bray

Mezzo-soprano

British mezzo-soprano, Katie Bray is fast establishing a colourful international career, most recently engaged as Rosina Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Opera North. She made her solo début with Opera Holland Park as Mallika Lakmé, and returned to ENO in Philip Glass’Akhnaten as well as Garsington Opera to sing Zulma in Will Tuckett’s production of L’Italiana in Algeri. Other engagements include Charlotte Werther at the 2014 Grimeborn Festival, cover Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro in McVicar’s producti... Read Full Biography
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Bethan Langford

Bethan Langford

Mezzo-Soprano

British Mezzo Soprano Bethan Langford is a recent graduate of the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and is currently a Young Artist at the National Opera Studio. Whilst at the Guildhall, she was the recipient of the Susan Longfield prize for accomplished female singer, Paul Hamburger lieder prize and the Violette Szabo award for English Song. Bethan is a Samling Artist, a Les Azuriales Young Artist and an alumna of the Verbier Festival Academy. She made her Wigmore Hall recital debut in April 2015, as a Musicians'... Read Full Biography
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Alessandro Fisher

Alessandro Fisher

Tenor

A graduate of London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Alessandro Fisher read Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge, where he was a Choral Scholar at Clare College, and was awarded Joint First Prize at the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Awards. He is an Associate Artist of Classical Opera. His operatic engagements have included Don Ottavio Don Giovanni for the Sinfonia d’Amici, First Armed Man / Priest Die Zauberflöte for Garsington Opera at West Green House, Bellecourt Vert Vert for Garsington Opera (for whom he also co... Read Full Biography
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Joshua Owen Mills

Joshua Owen Mills

Tenor

Born in Neath, South Wales, JOSHUA OWEN MILLS is recognised as one of the country’s most promising young tenors. Having studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Joshua was a Jerwood Young Artist with Glyndebourne Opera, and between 2015 -17 was a member of the Opera Studio at the Bayersiche Staatsoper, Munich. With a particular passion and flare for Mozart repertoire, this season Joshua will make his debut in the role of Don Ottavio Don Giovanni at the Staattheater Klagenfurt. His appreciation of this repertoire is illu... Read Full Biography
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Dingle Yandell

Dingle Yandell

Bass-Baritone

British Bass-Baritone Dingle Yandell studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Brian Parsons and now studies singing independently with Jessica Cash. He is an alumnus of the National Opera Studio and a 'Rising Star' of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, He is the grateful recipient of a Sybil Tutton Opera Award administered by Help Musicians UK. Recent operatic roles have included The Immigration Officer from FLIGHT for Scottish Opera, The Doctor from Pelléas et Mélisande and Don Geronio (cover)... Read Full Biography
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Martin Hässler

Martin Hässler

Baritone

Martin Hässler won second prize at Thomas Quasthoff's Das Lied, International Song Competition (2011), first prize at Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin - junior (2010), and Best Singer's Award at the Gerald Moore Competition London (2010). He is an alumnus of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama's prestigious opera programme where he studied with Rudolf Piernay and Janice Chapman. As a recitalist Martin has sung at the Berlin Philharmonie, Deutsche Oper Berlin accompanied by Philip Moll, Schloss Herten (Klavierfestival Ru... Read Full Biography
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Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch

Pianist

Sholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in chamber music and song accompaniment. In addition to a busy performance schedule and a fast-growing discography, he is the founder and director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, the UK’s most renowned song festival, which recently won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. In recent years he has appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Berliner Konzerthaus, the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, the Opéra de Lille... Read Full Biography

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This event is part of a series:

2018 Spring Weekend of Song

The 2018 Spring Weekend of Song  is a mid-year mini Festival, full of great music and events and with much of the special atmosphere of the main Festival. Three world-class evening recitals are surrounded and complemented by the audition recitals for the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Programme, study events and masterclasses.