THURSDAY 21ST JULY
7:30 – 9:15pm (with interval)
Tickets: £10 with a Wine Reception
SHAKESPEARE ON HIS TRAVELS
Lucy Hall, soprano
Gavin Roberts, piano
Kevin Phelan, actor
Rising-star soprano Lucy Hall, and pianist Gavin Roberts first met at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama as students in 2010. Since then they have formed a close partnership in song recitals all over the UK. Most notably they won the Oxford Lieder Young Artists Platform in 2012.
This programme presents Shakespeare songs in German, French and English. Interest in Shakespeare began to spread beyond Britain in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, particularly in France and Germany. Such Influential writers as Voltaire and Goethe saw the continental discovery of Shakespeare as a catalyst to the liberating wave of romanticism that extended into the 19th century. Schelgel and Tieck’s verse translation of the plays even caused many Germans to refer to the bard as ‘unser Shakespeare’!