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Come, Comfort of the World: Kate Royal & Joseph Middleton

26 October 2018, 19:30


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Holywell Music Room

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Kate Royal is one of today's star sopranos, hailed as a 'compelling recitalist' (The Telegraph) with a 'rapturous voice' (Gramophone). She and well-known pianist Joseph Middleton perform Schumann's settings of the Franco-German poet and botanist, Adalbert von Chamisso: the touching and ever-popular cycle Frauenliebe und -leben, written in Schumann's 'annus mirabilis', 1840.

Other Schumann songs are also included, as well as Samuel Barber's Hermit Songs, settings of anonymous medieval Irish poems translated by, amongst others, W.H. Auden.


Click here to buy your programme pass for all evening concerts (12 - 27 October 2018) for just £40.

All programme passes will be available to collect from the Friends of Oxford Lieder Desk at all concerts.


Artist Portrait

Kate Royal

Kate Royal

Soprano

Kate Royal was born in London and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. Awards include the 2004 Kathleen Ferrier Award, the 2004 John Christie Award, and the 2007 Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award. In concert Kate has appeared with the world’s leading orchestras including the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vassily Petrenko, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Pablo Heras-Casado, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Ad... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Joseph Middleton

Joseph Middleton

Pianist

Pianist Joseph Middleton specialises in the art of song accompaniment and chamber music and has been highly acclaimed within this field. Described in the BBC Music Magazine as ‘one of the brightest stars in the world of song and Lieder’, he has also been labeled ‘the cream of the new generation’ by The Times and ‘a perfect accompanist’ by Opera Now. Most recently, Joseph has been awarded the 2017 Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist Award. Joseph is Director of Leeds Lieder, a Professor at his ... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

The Grand Tour – A European Journey in Song

The 17th Oxford Lieder Festival will celebrate a rich tapestry of music, words and performance in European song. Our Grand Tour of song will showcase the pinnacles of the repertoire while exploring wider cultural and geographical influences. International stars, prize-winning young artists and a wide range of concerts and other related events will take us on this beguiling journey. View the ...