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Paris to Lisbon: Alison Rose & James Cheung

23 October 2018, 13:05 - 14:00

Lunchtime Recital


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The Sheldonian Theatre

Broad Street
Oxford, OX1 3AZ

Presented in association with Garsington Opera

We welcome back soprano Alison Rose as a recipient of Garsington Opera’s prestigious Leonard Ingrams Foundation Award. Alison is also a former Oxford Lieder Young Artist. Her programme today, joined by exceptional pianist James Cheung, takes in Debussy’s stunning Proses lyriques – settings of his own poetry – and includes Ravel’s Five Greek Folk Songs. They also perform songs by JoséVianna da Motta, the most important Romantic Portuguese composer, who was one of Liszt’s last pupils and wrote a number of excellent songs to texts in both German and Portuguese.


Artist Portrait

Alison Rose

Alison Rose


Alison Rose is the winner of the 2015 Maggie Teyte Prize and a 2017 Leonard Ingrams Award. She studied on the Opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was a National Opera Studio Young Artist for the 15/16 season. Concert highlights include Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music at the BBC Last Night of the Proms 2016, Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall, Iain Burnside’s musical play Shining Armour with Roderick Williams and Victoria Newlyn, Britten’s Les Illuminations at the Southwell Music F... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

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

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 ...

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