Roderick Williams Baritone
Rowan Pierce Soprano
Kathryn Rudge Mezzo-soprano
James Way Tenor
Robert Murray Tenor
Christopher Glynn Piano
Jeremy Sams and Louise Shephard Directors
To open our classical season, and while the memory of summer still lingers, we look to Roddy Williams to evoke some of the intense warmth and colour of Southern Italy in this beautiful collection of songs. These tiny jewel-like masterpieces paint a kaleidoscopic portrait of village life in all its human frailty and passion: men and women fall in and out of love, with squabbles and petty jealousies heard alongside exquisite serenades and love songs. It is a songbook filled with humour and charm, tenderness, despair and delight.
Like Mozart, Wolf creates characters that are astonishingly precise, vivid and detailed, but also somehow universal. Taking inspiration from the world of Cosi fan tutte, this vibrant village community is recreated by four singers – friends and rivals in love and life – presided over by someone who has ‘seen it all’ but maybe has still much to learn…
This is a new, critically acclaimed English translation of Italienisches Liederbuch.
Approximately 60 minute performance, no interval.
Enjoy delicious pre-concert drinks and nibbles ahead of the evening’s concert. Choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all vegetarian).
Packages are available to collect from 60 minutes prior to the concert start time.
This package for one or two people can be booked online alongside your ticket order, please also advise our team of any allergies.