Rachel Nicholls is widely recognised as one of the most exciting dramatic sopranos of her generation.
Her Brünnhilde in complete Ring cycles for Longborough Festival Opera in 2013 received the highest critical acclaim. Since then, Rachel has performed Isolde in Paris, Rome, Stuttgart, Tokyo, Karlsruhe and São Paolo.
As a concert artist, she has performed with BBC Symphony, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment to name but a few.
A leading interpreter of Wagner’s music, internationally, together with Jonathan Fisher, Rachel will perform Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder along with other works by Duparc and Walton.
• Wagner – Wesendonck Lieder
• Duparc – L’invitation au voyage; Extase; Chanson Triste, Phidylé
• Walton – Daphne; Through Gilded Trellises; Old Sir Faulk
Date: Thursday 1 November 2018
Venue: St Paul's Hall
Thursday 8 November
St Paul's Hall
Kirsty Almeida has a fascinating story to tell, a cosmic journey through art and music that has taken many twists and turns, but with her music, lyrics, and enchanting voice remaining a constant force of creativity and natural beauty through it all. Kirsty will share songs from her Decca signed Album, Pure Blue Green and songs from her new album, Moonbird, in the recital amongst stories and magical accounts of her understanding of creativity, how to become the fullest expression of yourself and her journey as a singer songwriter, visionary, creative and award-winning composer & performer.
• Beethoven: Septet in Eb, Op. 20 (arr. Czerny, 1805)
Beethoven’s Septet Op. 20 was Beethoven’s most popular chamber work – so much so, that Beethoven later remarked that he wished it had been burned. University of Huddersfield Ensemble in Association Boxwood & Brass present it in an 1805 arrangement for Beethoven’s student Carl Czerny. Czerny’s ambitious re-working, never before performed in its entirety, combines virtuosity with the myriad colours of period wind instruments.
Hosted by the ReCePP Nineteenth Century Performance Research Group.
Monday 29 April 2019 (postponed from 29 November 2018)
St Paul's Hall
Daryl Buckley, Peter Neville and Tristram Williams of Australia’s famed ELISION ensemble premiere new works by Huddersfield postgraduate composers alongside Richard Barrett’s world-line, ahead of its 2019 release on CeReNeM’s label, Huddersfield Contemporary Records.
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Thursday 29th & Friday 30th November - 7:30pm
Sir Patrick Stewart Building, Studio 2
A tale of deceit, sacrifice, betrayal, revenge, matricide and “justice”. First year drama students present an adaptation of four classical Greek plays dealing with the fates of Agamemnon, Clytemnestra and their children.
The drama of Ancient Greece is at the root of European theatre and the plays we will be looking at have been translated, adapted, and staged over a period of 2500 years. We have been working with translations from a hundred years ago to make them closer to us whilst also preserving some of their strangeness and charm.
The performance will run for approximately 80 minutes without an interval.