HARMONIE DU SOIR:
Baudelaire and Verlaine in song
SUNDAY 4TH JULY 2021 - 7.30 PM
SOPRANO ALISON ROSE WITH PIANIST NANCY COOLEY
Two major French lyric poets made a huge impact on the development of French song, inspiring some of Debussy’s, Fauré’s - and others - most gorgeous mélodies. We perform Debussy’s Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire, Fauré’s Cinq mélodies de Venise, and songs by Duparc, Hahn, De Breville, De Severac and Poldowski.
Alison enraptured us with her sizzling performance of Britten’s Les Illuminations in the finale of our last festival. She won the Maggie Teyte Prize in 2015. In 2019 she made her debut at Glyndebourne, with Papagena/Die Zauberflöte – including a performance at the BBC Proms, and The Governess in Turn of the Screw at Bury Court Opera. Last year she sang Susanna in a revised, Whistlestop tour of The Marriage of Figaro for Opera North. Covid-19 saw the postponement of her singing A Bird in ENO’s production of Judith Weir’s Blond Eckbert and Flora/The Knot Garden for English Touring Opera. For ETO she is singing the role of Olivia in a recorded, animated production of Handel’s Amadigi. Alison sang Vaughan Williams’ Serenade for Music at the Last Night of the Proms, and has given solo recitals for Oxford Lieder.