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(Approx 60 mins, with no interval)

Roderick Williams sings Wolf’s Italian Songbook

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Please note – the number of tickets available for this event is increasing, as we relax social distancing measures within the main hall. This is in line with Government and local council guidelines. Our Box Office team will be in touch with ticketholders about how this affects their tickets or seats, and options such as moving to a better seat if one has become available. You can read more about our Covid-19 response here.

To open our classical season, and while the memory of summer still lingers, we look to Roderick 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.

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

Pre-event Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious drinks and light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.

Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.

Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!