Filling the City with Song
Leeds Lieder ‘has fully realised its potential and become an event of international stature’. Opera Now
Leeds Lieder celebrates the performance and composition of song and of poetry
in many languages.
Between our annual festivals we hold a lively programme of concerts, talks and educational activities in co-promotions with the Howard Assembly Room at Opera North, Leeds College of Music, the University of Leeds and Leeds International Concert Series. Filling the city with song.
News and Reviews
The week of 20 November was an exciting one for Leeds Lieder, with two special events to launch the 2018 Festival. On Monday, Bob and Elisabeth Boas kindly welcomed us to their beautiful Robert Adam house in London, where soprano Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton...read more
The second of the Schubert Song series was held in The Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall at the University of Leeds on Wednesday evening. Preceded by a fascinating pre-concert talk by Dr George Kennaway, a stunning performance by Mary Bevan and Joseph Middleton ...read more
The highly acclaimed Leeds Lieder ‘Mahler Song Series’ (given in collaboration with the University of Leeds International Concert Series and recorded by the BBC last season) is to be broadcast again this week. The three recitals will be spread over four...read more
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Robert Holl, bass-baritone
Graham Johnson, piano
Programme to include Schubert’s Winterreise.
Tickets: £5 - £28
We are delighted to welcome Robert Holl, truly one of the great Lieder singers of our time, to perform Schubert’s cycle of 24 ... Leeds Lieder
Louise Alder, soprano
Joseph Middleton, piano
Programme to include songs by Strauss and Hahn, Liszt 3 Sonetti di Petrarca, Debussy Ariettes oubliées and Britten On this Island.
Louise ... Leeds Lieder
Matthew Rose, bass
Malcolm Martineau, piano
Programme to include Schubert Auf der Donau, Fahrt zum Hades, Grenzen der Menschheit, L’incanto degli occhi, Il traditor deluso, Il modo di prender moglie and Schwanengesang.
Since his acclaimed début ... Leeds Lieder
Julian Prégardien, tenor
Joseph Middleton, piano
Robert Schumann: Myrthen, and a selection of his other songs and duets.
Multi Gramophone Award Winner Carolyn Sampson returns to Leeds Lieder to open the 2018 Festival, following her thoughtful and ... Leeds Lieder
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View our 2018 Festival brochure ... Leeds Lieder