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MAGDALENA KOŽENÁ, SIR SIMON RATTLE & FRIENDS

Kožená offers a highly personal assortment of songs

In the course of this cosy “Soirée”, a group of friends will get together to sing, recreating the informal atmosphere of music-making at home. Star singer Magdalena Kožená and her distinguished musician friends, with Sir Simon Rattle at the piano, will be offering us a highly personal assortment of songs.

This miniature concert will give Kožená a chance to show off her versatility and her full panoply of colours, shades and pastel tones. Harsh outlines will be banned to the benefit of a wide spectrum of eye-catching tints.

Kožená will take us on a stroll through the German Lied, represented by Brahms and Strauss, the mélodie française of Chausson and Ravel, and the 20th century music of Stravinsky, revisiting her own musical origins on the way with a selection of songs by Dvořák and Janáček. And to accompany this varied and original collection of songs, Simon Rattle will be making one of his very rare appearances as a pianist. 

What pleasure could be greater than to welcome these pre-eminent artists to the Liceu and listen to them as though we were sitting on the sofa in their living room?

Paradise: the artist and his muse 

  • Approximate running time tbc

Artistic profile

Cast

MezzosopranoMagdalena Kožená
PianoSimon Rattle
Violin
Giovanni Guzzo
Violin
Rahel Rilling
Viola
Amihai Grosz
Cello
Dávid Adorján
Flute
Kaspar Zehnder
Clarinet
Christopher Richards

June 2022

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Information of Interest

Program

“Soirée” 

E. Chausson
Chanson perpétuelle, op. 37 

I. Stravinsky
Three songs from Shakespeare 

R. Strauss
Three songs of Ophelia from Shakespeare's Hamlet 

M. Ravel
Chansons madécasses 

Pausa

J. Brahms
Fünf Ophelia-Lieder 
2 Gesänge, op. 91 

L. Janacek
Řikadla

A. Dvorak
Six songs arranged by Duncan Ward