A French Songbook: Véronique Gens & Susan Manoff
24 October 2018, 20:00
This event will be broadcast from Saint John the Evangelist
Véronique Gens is one of the world’s most sought-after singers, renowned most of all for her interpretation of French mélodie, together with American pianist Susan Manoff. We are thrilled to bring them to Oxford for the first time for a recital of songs by Gounod, Massenet, Duparc and others. An unmissable Festival highlight.
This concert is presented in association with Music at Oxford, promoters of prestigious orchestras, ensembles and soloists throughout the year. For details of their season, see their website: www.musicatoxford.com.
Please note this programme was amended on 9 August 2018.
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Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)Ou voulez-vous aller?
- Le soir
- Viens, les gazons sont verts
Prince Edmond de Polignac (1834 - 1901)Lamento
Ernest Chausson (1855 - 1899)La chanson bien douce from Deux Poèmes, Op. 34
- Le temps des lilas
- Hébé Op. 2 no.6
Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912)Nuit d'Espagne
- ~~~ Interval ~~~
Henri Duparc (1848 - 1933)L'invitation au voyage
- Romance de Mignon
- La vie antérieure
- Chanson triste
Reynaldo Hahn (1873 - 1947)Mai
- Les cygnes
- Le rossignol des lilas
- Trois jours de vendagne
- Néère from Études latines
- Lydé from Études latines
- Pholoé from Études latines
- Phyllis from Études latines
Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880)Le rat de ville et le rat de champs from Six Fables de La Fontaine
- Le corbeau et le renard from Six Fables de La Fontaine
SopranoAfter shining over the baroque stage for over a decade, Véronique Gens has achieved a strong international reputation and is now considered one of the best Mozart singers. One of her most prominent roles, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni staged by Peter Brook and conducted by Claudio Abbado at the Aix-en-Provence Festival earned her worldwide recognition. Her repertoire includes the greatest Mozart parts (Donna Elvira, Contessa Almaviva, Vitellia, Fiordiligi...), famous roles from lyrical tragedies (Iphigénie en Tauride, Iphig&... Read Full Biography
PianistPianist Susan Manoff was born in New York of Latvian and German descent. She studied at the Manhattan School of Music and at the University of Oregon. Intensive studies with Gwendoline Koldofsky in the art song repertoire led her to become one of the most sought-after pianists of her generation. In addition to her interest in the vocal repertoire, Susan Manoff is a passionate advocate of chamber music. She performs regularly at major international festivals and concert halls such as Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Th&e... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
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 ...