Thursday 19 April, 7:30pm
Carolyn Sampson soprano, Julian Prégardien tenor, Joseph Middleton piano
Vier Duette, Op 34
Myrthen, Op 25
Aus den Hebräischen Gesängen, Rätsel, Zwei Venetianische Lieder 1, Zwei Venetianische Lieder 2, Hauptmanns Weib, Weit Weit, Was will die einsame Träne?, Niemand, Im Westen, Du bist wie eine Blume, Aus den Östlichen Rosen, Zum Schluss
Vier Duette, Op 78
Friday 20 April, 1:00pm
Julien van Mellaerts baritone, Gamal Khamis piano
Maurice Ravel Histoires naturelles
Claude Debussy Fêtes Galantes II
Henri Duparc Serenade, Phydilé, La vie antérieure
Claude Debussy Trois Ballades de François Villon
Saturday 21 April, 10:00am
The finest young duos, coached over the weekend by John Mark Ainsley, Sir Thomas Allen, Malcolm Martineau and Richard Stokes, showcase the songs they have been exploring.
Natasha Page soprano, Shiori Hosoda piano; Patrick Terry countertenor, Marina de Lucas Garcia piano; Héloïse Werner soprano, Imma Setiadi piano; Richard Robbins tenor, Guy Murgatroyd piano; Manuel Gómez Ruiz tenor, Albert Mena piano; Caroline Taylor soprano, Anna Chiu Hoi Ching piano; Peter Edge bass-baritone, Rachel Fright piano; Benjamin Schilperoort bass-baritone, Leo Nicholson piano; Martin Hässler baritone, Michael Sikich piano; Felicity Turner mezzo-soprano, Natalie Burch piano; Gina May Walter soprano, Kunal Lahiry piano
Saturday 21 April, 1:00pm
Kathryn Rudge mezzo soprano, Jonathan Fisher piano
Herbert Howells King David
Roger Quilter Three Shakespeare Songs
Edward Elgar Sea Pictures
Gerald Finzi Let us Garlands Bring
William Denis Browne To Gratiana Dancing and Singing
Frank Bridge Coleridge Settings
Saturday 21 April, 2:30pm
An established star of the great operatic and recital stages, Sir Thomas Allen has appeared with the world’s great orchestras and conductors. We welcome him as our Guest of Honour for the 2018 Leeds Lieder Festival, and in this masterclass, he steers our Leeds Lieder Young Artists through their chosen duo repertoire.
Sunday 22 April, 10:00am
Sir Thomas Allen – a legend of the opera stage and a master of the recital platform. Few artists have enjoyed such enduring love from their audiences and colleagues as our Guest of Honour. He has sung over fifty roles at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; in 2012 he celebrated his 40th anniversary with the company. His discography is wide-ranging, from Schubert cycles through to CDs that celebrate his County Durham roots, Sir Thomas is also one of the most engaging, sincere and witty raconteurs. He appears ‘in conversation’ today with Donald Macleod, well-known to BBC Radio 3 listeners as the presenter of Composer of the Week.
Sunday 22 April, 3:00pm
Described in the New York Observer as ‘one of the world’s finest accompanists’, Malcolm Martineau will share the hallmarks of his playing, his ‘outstanding musical intelligence and virtuosity’ (The Telegraph) with a new generation of singers and pianists, specifically invited to be Leeds Lieder Young Artists.