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Thursday 17th June – 10th Festival Opening Gala Recital: A Spiritual Solstice

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Thursday 17 June, 8.00pm
Victoria Hall, Leeds Town Hall

A Spiritual Solstice
Alice Coote mezzo-soprano
Christian Blackshaw piano

Tickets*: £27.50, £25.30 (conc), £5.50 (U26/students)
Livestream Tickets*: £13.20

The Tenth Leeds Lieder Festival opens with a gala recital given by one of the great artists of our day. Equally famed on the great operatic stages as in concert and recital she has been named ‘the superlative British Mezzo’ by the San Francisco Chronicle. Joining Coote is star pianist Christian Blackshaw, her regular duo-partner at Wigmore Hall, whose deeply expressive artistry is well matched with her own. Heady Romanticism sits at the heart of this recital.

*all ticket prices are inclusive of a Box Office booking fee.

Liza Lehmann Love, if you knew the light
Robert Schumann Die Lotosblume
Richard Strauss Zueignung
Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky Net, tolka tot, kto znal
Schumann Meine Rose
Percy Grainger The Power of Love
Strauss Allerseelen
Tchaikovsky Den li tsarit


Gustav Mahler Rückert-Lieder

Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft
Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder
Liebst du um Schönheit
Um Mitternacht
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen


Roger Quilter Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
Schumann Du bist wie eine Blume
Tchaikovsky Otchevo
Strauss Heimliche Aufforderung
Tchaikovsky Nam zviozdi krotkie siali
Strauss Ruhe, meine Seele