Shakespeare in Song

24 October 2016, 7:30pm 24 June 2024 - 6:49am

Anne Sofie von Otter is one of the world's pre-eminent singers and it is a privilege to welcome her to the Lieder Festival for the first time. She is joined by pianist Julius Drake and leading British actor Simon Robson for an evening of Shakespeare settings and readings, as we part ways with Schumann for one day. Their programme includes readings from the sonnets, Twelfth NightA Midsummer Night's Dream and other plays, with music from Purcell to Korngold via Schubert and Debussy. A truly unmissable evening.

Watch Anne Sofie von Otter performing Korngold's Shakespeare songs with Bengt Forsberg:

[youtube url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHT7WM2nsFk]

Festal supper will be available from 6:30pm every evening (except Thursday 20th). Enjoy a delicious hot main meal and side dish between the afternoon and evening recitals for just £11. Our food partners this year are the Vaults & Garden Café, The Oxford University Club, and St Stephen’s House. Please book by midnight the day before by clicking here.

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Programme
  • Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
  • Fancie (1964)
Artists
Series
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14 October 2016 | 8:00am

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