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Tuesday 13 June – Celebrity recital: Véronique Gens and Susan Manoff

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Texts & Translations – click here to download.

Please note that this recital will run without an interval.

Véronique Gens soprano
Susan Manoff piano

£25 (unwaged/disabled)
FREE (U30/students)
Part of the Evening Recitals Pass. Find out more about our new Festival Passes here.

Charles Gounod
Où voulez-vous aller?
Viens, les gazons sont verts

Edmond de Polignac

Ernest Chausson
La chanson bien douce
Les papillons

Reynaldo Hahn
Le rossignol des lilas
Les cygnes

Gabriel Fauré
Le papillon et la fleur
Les roses d’Ispahan

Henri Duparc
Invitation au voyage
Chanson triste

Le printemps

Following a recent Wigmore Hall recital, ‘The Guardian’ wrote that ‘Véronique Gens is one of today’s great interpreters of French song, an artist deeply committed to the re-evaluation of her chosen repertory in performances of unforced sincerity and immediacy… Her singing is characterised by great tonal warmth, a total absence of overt histrionics, and a telling but understated way with words: we’re always conscious of the beauty of the language as well as the music… Gens’s pianist, her regular recital partner, was Susan Manoff, wonderfully alert to the constantly shifting relationship between singer and accompanist… The performance was perfection, and its austere beauty took one’s breath away.’ In what will be a rare UK appearance, it is a real thrill to welcome Gens and Manoff to give their Leeds Lieder débuts.

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.