Gounod & Georgina: Sophie Daneman, William Morgan, Simon Robson, Sholto Kynoch
24 October 2018, 17:30 - 18:30
Supported by The Fidelio Charitable Trust.
In the bicentenary of his birth, find out more about Charles Gounod and his turbulent relationship with the scandal-prone English singer, campaigner and litigator Georgina Weldon, through this narrated recital devised and written by Henrietta Bredin. Enjoy the highs and lows of this unlikely relationship, while taking in songs written by an undisputed master of melody who, despite being thought of as primarily an opera composer, was arguably the father of the French mélodie.
Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)Ave Maria
- Chanson de printemps
- Maid of Athens
- If thou art sleeping, maiden
- Au Rossignol
- Le soir
SopranoSophie Daneman studied at the Guildhall School of Music and has established an international reputation in a wide ranging repertoire. Her passion and affinity for the baroque repertoire has led to her collaborating with many of the leading specialists in this field and in particular William Christie and les Arts Florissants. An accomplished recitalist, Sophie Daneman has appeared at many of the world’s major recital venues, including the Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Musikverein Vienna, and Carnegie Hall. In recent ye... Read Full Biography
TenorWilliam Morgan’s current and future engagements include TOM RAKEWELL The Rake’s Progress with Barbara Hannigan conducting Gothenburg Symphony, PETER QUINT The Turn of the Screw, WRITER Jack the Ripper (world premiere) and HOT BISCUIT SLIM Paul Bunyan English National Opera, TAMINO Die Zauberflöte and MISAEL in Britten’s The Burning Fiery Furnace Scottish Opera, DR CAIUS Falstaff Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (with Bryn Terfel), Johann Strauss Gala tour Raymond Gubbay Ltd and covering the role of YOUNG KING in Lessons in... Read Full Biography
ReaderSimon Robson studied Politics and Philosophy at St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge and Acting at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and has worked extensively with many of the country’s top theatre companies including Shared Experience, Method and Madness, Hampstead Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and the Manchester Royal Exchange theatre and appeared in the West End as Lord Darlington in Lady Windermere’s Fan, (Haymarket Theatre) and A Busy Day by Fanny Burney (Lyric Theatre.) He was in the original cast for Shared Ex... Read Full Biography
PianistSholto 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
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 ...