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Sophie Rennert and Joseph Middleton: Noël

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Austrian mezzo soprano Sophie Rennert made her UK debut at the Leeds Lieder Festival in April 2017 with Graham Johnson.

A graduate of the Vienna University of Music and prize-winner in numerous prestigious competitions, she appears in Sheffield alongside Leeds Lieder Director Joseph Middleton fresh from recitals at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie and Vienna’s Konzerthaus.

Programme to include Schubert songs on the theme of Winter, as well as Christmas songs by Wolf, Michael Head and Rodrigo.

“A mezzo of many colours, subtlety, and dramatic intelligence”

The Arts Desk

Programme

Cornelius Die Könige
Christbaum
Die Hirten
Schubert Der Winterabend
Die Junge Nonne
An den Mond
Im Freien
Über Wildemann
Nacht und Träume
Greisengesang
Rastlose Liebe
Strauss Fünf Lieder Op 15

Interval

Pfitzner Stimme der Sehnsucht
Nachts
Lockung
Nachtwanderer
Abschied
Rodrigo Pastorcito santo
Coplillas de Belén
Head The Three Mummers
A slumber song of the Madonna
Star Candles
The Little road to Bethlehem