All the Future Days: A celebration of contemporary British art song’
Special feature on Jonathan Dove’s music to celebrate the world premiere of Itch

29 July 1pm

Nardus Williams, soprano
Laurence Kilsby, tenor
Anna Tilbrook, piano


On this Island, op. 11
Music by Benjamin Britten
Words by W H Auden.
1. Let the florid music praise
2. Now the leaves are falling fast
3. Seascape
4. Nocturne
5. As it is plenty

A Song for the Lord Mayor’s Table (1962)
Music by William Walton
Words by Thomas Jordan, William Wordsworth, William Blake, Charles Morris and anonymous poets, chosen by Christopher Hassell
1. The Lord Mayor’s Table
2. Glide gently
3. Wapping Old Stairs
4. Holy Thursday
5. The Contrast
6. Rhyme

Man, Woman, Child (2021)
Music by Jonathan Dove
Words by Judith Wright
1. Pain
2. Song in a Wine Bar
3. Song
4. Night
5. Woman’s Song
6. Night


‘Vissi d’arte: Life for art’
Songs by Puccini, Verdi, Debussy, Strauss and Schoenberg

30 July 7.30pm

Sophie Bevan, soprano
Julien Van Mellaerts, baritone
Dylan Perez, piano

Giuseppe Verdi
Stornello (1869)
Il poveretto (1847)

Giacomo Puccini
A te (1875) Salve Regina (1882)
Storiella d’amore (1883)

Richard Strauss
Nichts (1885)
Giacomo Puccini
Sole e amore (1888)

Richard Strauss
Cäcilie (1895) Traum durch die Dämmerung (1895)

Giacomo Puccini
Avanti Urania! (1896)

Claude Debussy
Receuillement (1889)

Giacomo Puccini
E l’uccelino (1899)

Arnold Schoenberg
Jesus Bettelt, Opus 2, No 2 (1899)
From Brettl-lieder (1901)
Der genügsame Lebhaber
Jedem das Seine

Claude Debussy
Ballade des femmes de Paris (1910)

Giacomo Puccini
Morire? (1917)

George Gershwin
Love walked in (1925)
S‘Wonderful (1927)
I got rhythm (1930)
Someone to watch over me (1935)


‘Through the woods: From the Witch’s perspective’
Hansel and Gretel, as retold by the Witch

31 July 7.30pm

Eleanor Dennis, soprano
Simon Lepper, piano
With the Opera Holland Park Young Artists
Shakria Tsindos
Emily Christina Loftus
Edward Kim
Ana Manastireanu


Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Mädchenlied (Opus 107)
Mädchenlied (Opus 85)
Es träumte mir
Ach wende diesen Blick

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
A Charm of Lullabies
1.A Cradle Song
2.A Highland Balou
3.Sephestia’s Lullaby
4.A Charm
5.The Nurse’s Song

Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921)
Ein Männlein steht im Walde

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Der Fischerknabe

Carl Loewe (1796-1869)
Tom der Reimer

Johanna Kinkel (1810-1858)
Der Seejungfern Gesang

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Clara Schumann (1819-1896)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Der Erlkönig

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Meinem Kinde
Schlechtes Wetter