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Lord Byron's Grand Tour

12 October 2018, 13:30 - 15:20


Concert

Lunchtime


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TS Eliot Theatre, Merton College

1 Rose Ln, Oxford OX1 4DT



Lord Byron’s thrilling Grand Tour did not follow the conventional route, beginning instead in Portugal and ending in Turkey. Today’s event is a musical travel diary, tracing Byron’s fascinating journey in poetry and music, introduced by Byron expert Drummond Bone, with readings and settings of Byron’s own poetry as well as songs from the countries he visited.


Programme


Artist Portrait

Sir Drummond Bone

Sir Drummond Bone

Speaker

Drummond Bone was a Professor of English at the University of Glasgow, later Principal of Royal Holloway, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool, and President of Universities UK. He returned to Balliol College, where he had been a graduate student, as Master in 2011, a post from which he retired this year. Sometime editor of the Byron Journal, editor of the Cambridge Companion to Byron, author of the Writers and their Work volume on Byron, he is currently chair of the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Artist Portrait

Emma Stannard

Emma Stannard

mezzo-soprano

Cumbrian mezzo-soprano Emma Stannard trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and on the Royal Academy Opera Course (RAO). Emma is now a student of Anthony Roden. For RAO Emma performed the roles of Ruggiero Alcina, Junon Orphée aux enfers, Hanna May Night and Poppea L’incoronazione di Poppea. She was presented a Regency Award for her successes with the company and has since performed the roles of Flora La traviata (Young Artist production) at Opera Holland Park and Minerva Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and P... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Malachy Frame

Malachy Frame

Baritone

Belfast-born baritone Malachy Frame was a Garsington Opera Alvarez Young Artist for 2018. He was Northern Ireland Opera's 'Voice of 2016,' having won the competition at the company's annual 'Festival of Voice’ in August. Since then, operatic roles have included Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Slook in Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio for Northern Ireland Opera, Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte for Northern Ireland Opera, Count Ceprano in... Read Full Biography
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Keval Shah

Keval Shah

Pianist

Praised by The Observer for his ‘exceptional… deft and responsive’ playing, the young British-Indian pianist Keval Shah performs extensively as a song accompanist and chamber musician, with a recital schedule taking him across the UK and Europe. He has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and St John’s, Smith Square, as well as appearing at many of Europe’s leading music festivals, including the Aldeburgh, Leeds Lieder, and Oxford Lieder festivals, and at the Heidelberger Frühling.... Read Full Biography

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