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An Italian Songbook: Alessandro Fisher & Gary Matthewman

17 October 2018, 13:05 - 14:00

Lunchtime Recital


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The Sheldonian Theatre

Broad Street
Oxford, OX1 3AZ

Luxuriate in the great melodies and beautiful language of Italian song, with music by Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, Tosti and Verdi. British/ Italian tenor Alessandro Fisher, past winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Awards and a former Oxford Lieder Young Artist, also includes Reynaldo Hahn’s sensational Venezia in this unmissable programme.


Artist Portrait

Alessandro Fisher

Alessandro Fisher


Winner of First Prize at the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Awards and an Associate Artist of Classical Opera, Alessandro Fisher joined the BBC New Generation Artist Scheme in September 2018. A graduate of London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Alessandro Fisher read Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge, where he was a Choral Scholar at Clare College. His operatic engagements have included Don Ottavio Don Giovanni for the Sinfonia d’Amici, Christian The First Commandment for Classical Opera, First Armed Man / Priest Die Za... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Gary Matthewman

Gary Matthewman


Gary Matthewman is one of the UK’s leading song pianists. A regular artist at Wigmore Hall, other appearances include New York’s Carnegie Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein, Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre and halls in Prague, Lucerne, Basel, Lisbon, Washington, Toronto, São Paulo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Sydney. His UK Festival appearances include the Aldeburgh, Buxton, Glyndebourne, Leeds Lieder and Oxford Lieder Festivals. Recital partners include Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Joyce DiDonato, Sir Thomas Allen, Sumi J... Read Full Biography

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