CLOSE-UP: Koen van Stade – Dichterliebe as Schumann might have imagined it How can we develop the sense of good taste that was expected of artists in the 19th century? Combined research into historical recordings and written sources add up to a brand-new presentation and complete performance of Schumann’s Dichterliebe in this lecture-recital by Principal Artist, tenor Koen van Stade and Guest Artist, pianist Neal Peres Da Costa. Hear surprising performance practices of portamento, vibrato, rhythm, tempo, legato, and diction in the styles to which Schumann himself was accustomed – bringing the song cycle to life as it might have sounded in the decades immediately following its conception.

DICHTERLIEBE REIMAGINED

Close-Up: Max Riebl with Francis Greep With a voice that’s described as “exquisite” (Limelight Magazine) and “luminous” (The Australian), Melbourne-based countertenor Max Riebl joins Associate Artistic Director Francis Greep to reinvent the recital experience. This intimate program includes a new work by Australian composer, Sarah Elise Thompson.

HANDEL WITH CARE

CLOSE-UP: Roberta Diamond & Hannah Lane in voyages in music from the Iberian Peninsula WATCH DIGITAL CONCERT (ON-DEMAND FOR SILVER & GOLD MEMBERS)

ESPERAR, SENTIR, MORIR

CLOSE-UP: Two wonderful song cycles from both ends of art-song history sung by Ethan Taylor & Hayden Barrington VIEW LOCATIONS & TICKETS

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