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Wolf Trap Opera - FILENE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Wolf Trap Opera - FILENE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Each year, Wolf Trap Opera chooses one of its highly successful alumni to return as the Filene Artist in Residence. This master artist works with WTO’s young singers on both artistic and practical preparation for their careers

Masterclass: Tuesday, July 23 at 7:30 pm

Edinburgh International Festival - Dichterliebe and Songs by Poulenc, Liszt and Ginastera

Edinburgh International Festival - Dichterliebe and Songs by Poulenc, Liszt and Ginastera

The Queens Hall (map)

Schumann Dichterliebe
Songs by Poulenc, Liszt and Ginastera

US tenor Lawrence Brownlee is one of the world’s leading bel canto stars, his agile, honeyed voice, radiant with subtle colours, marking him out as a rare vocal talent.

Alongside Scottish-born Iain Burnside, pianist of choice for many of the globe’s most respected singers, Brownlee performs Schumann’s romantic masterpiece of sorrow, fury, hope and joy. The intimate song cycle Dichterliebe takes the listener through both despair and elation in its aching love story of rapture, disillusion and regret.

Brownlee completes his programme with the tender sophistication of mélodies by Poulenc – including the poignant lament for young soldiers Bleuet and the euphoric Voyage à Paris – alongside meditative Petrarch settings by Liszt, and the infectious Latin vitality of Ginastera’s Cinco canciones populares argentinas.

Hämeenlinna, Finland Recital

Hämeenlinna, Finland Recital

Verkatehdas (map)

Lawrence Brownlee is joined by long time collaborator and esteemed pianist, Martin Katz, in a recital featuring Bel Canto repertoire and African American Spirituals.