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Evening Recital: If Fiordiligi and Dorabella had been Lieder singers

Sat 19 Jun - Sun 18 Jul, Various Times

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Sat 19 Jun, 8.00pm Book
Livestream - available until 18 July Book

Soraya Mafi – soprano
Ema Nikolovska – mezzo soprano
William Thomas – bass
Graham Johnson – piano

Prologue
Mozart – Overture to Cosi fan tutte (excerpt)
Cole Porter – Where is the life that late I led

Sisters in Love
Mozart – Ah guarda sorella from Cosi fan tutte
Irving – Berlin Sisters
Brahms – Die Schwestern

‘Bella Vita Militar’
Wolf – Mir ward gesagt, du reisest in die Ferne
Ihr jungen Leute, die ihr zieht ins Feld
Sie blasen zum Abmarsch
George W Meyer – If he can fight like he can love
Hermann E Darewski – Sister Susie

Constancy
Brahms – Weg der Liebe I & II
Kurt Weill – That’s him
Gounod – Trust her not
Wolf – Trau nicht der Liebe

Weakening
Alan Jay Lerner/Frederick Lowe – Where are the simple joys of maidenhood?
Wolf – Herz, verzage nicht geschwind
Britten – Mother Comfort
Underneath the abject willow

Capitulation and Abandon
Purcell – No, resistance is but vain
What can we poor females do?
Saint-Saëns – El desdichado
Fauré – Tarentelle

Reconciliation
William Gray – We’re more to be pitied than censured
Reginald Tabbush – How can a little girl be good?
Wolf – Nun lass uns Frieden schliessen
Wir haben beide lange Zeit geschweigen
Mozart – Soave sia al vento from Cosi fan tutte

The indefatigable Graham Johnson completely revolutionised the lied recital with his Songmakers Almanac. A typically wide-ranging programme, tonight’s recital is based on the plot of Cosi fan tutte (and containing numerous Mozartian echoes), Johnson has devised a programme of lieder, English songs and duets where the interactions between the Neapolitan sisters, and the manipulative Don Alfonso, progress along Da Ponte’s lines: Sisters in love – “Bella vita militar” – Constancy – Weakening – Capitulation and Abandon – Reconciliation.


This event is part of Leeds Lieder’s Festival 2021. If you are purchasing a livestream pass the link and password will be in the confirmation email you receive when you have completed your purchase.

Sat 19 Jun 8.00 pm £25 Book
Sun 18 Jul 12.00 am Book
PRICES:

Standard: £27.50
Unwaged/disabled: £25.30
Under 26s/students: £5.50
Livestream pass: £13.20
(prices include booking fees)

Tickets & Times

Sat 19 Jun, 8.00pm Book
Livestream - available until 18 July Book

Evening Recital: If Fiordiligi and Dorabella had been Lieder singers