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Thursday 15 June – Evening recital: Kate Royal, Christine Rice MBE and Julius Drake

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Kate Royal soprano
Christine Rice MBE mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake piano

£23 (unwaged/disabled)
FREE (U30/students)
Part of the Evening Recitals Pass. Find out more about our new Festival Passes here.

Johannes Brahms
He, Zigeuner, greife in die Saiten ein!
Hochgetürmte Rimafluth, wie bist so trüb
Wisst ihr, wann mein Kindchen
Lieber Gott, du weisst, wie oft bereut ich hab
Brauner Bursche führt zum Tanze
Röslein dreie in der Reihe blühn so rot
Kommt dir manchmal in den Sinn
Rote Abendwolken ziehn

Johannes Brahms
Die Schwestern
Die Meere


Robert Schumann
Erste Begegnung
In der Nacht

Kurt Weill
Berlin im Licht
Nanna’s Lied
Buddy on the Night Shift
Es regnet
Je ne t’aime pas
Alabama Song

Three great artists join forces for what promises to be a memorable evening of song.

Kate Royal is one of the world’s best-known sopranos, who last appeared for Leeds Lieder in our sell-out Wigmore Hall showcase in 2019.

We are thrilled to welcome the equally celebrated mezzo-soprano Christine Rice, recently made an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list, who appears at the Festival for the first time.

Joined by one of the world’s finest pianists, Julius Drake, they perform songs and duets by Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms; two composers whose friendship and mutual admiration was immensely important in the history of song. Their programme concludes with a group of songs by Kurt Weill, including settings of his close friend Bertolt Brecht.

Book online via the Leeds Lieder website – click the “book tickets” button on this page.
Book over telephone via the Leeds Conservatoire box office: 0113 222 3434.