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Spanish Songs: Lorena Paz Nieto, Marta Fontanals-Simmons & Sholto Kynoch

18 October 2018, 19:30



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Saint John the Evangelist

Iffley Road,

Spanish soprano Lorena Paz Nieto, a former Oxford Lieder Young Artist, and British/Catalan mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons present Spanish and Catalan songs by Albéniz, de Falla, Toldrà and others. In the first half of the recital, they explore the influence of Spain on composers as diverse as Wolf, Debussy, Schumann and Shostakovich.

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Artist Portrait

Lorena Paz Nieto

Lorena Paz Nieto


Spanish soprano Lorena Paz Nieto is a previous winner of the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform, and the Ludmilla Andrews Russian Song Prize. Lorena’s operatic roles include Morgana in Handel's Alcina, Drusilla, Fortuna and Pallade in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, Amore in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria for the Grange Festival, Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Diane in Offenbach’s Orpheè aus Enfers, Pannochka in Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night and Cis i... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Marta Fontanals-Simmons

Marta Fontanals-Simmons


Highlights in the 2018/19 season for British-Catalan mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons include her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Amando Le Grand Macabre with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and Alan Gilbert, and a return to Glyndebourne Festival Opera for Zweite Dame Die Zauberflöte. Recent highlights include her debut at the Teatro Real, Madrid as Jennie Hildebrand in Weill Street Scene, Zweite Dame Die Zauberflöte for Garsington Opera, the European premiere of Alasdair Nicolson Shadows on the Wall – F... Read Full Biography
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Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch


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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