NNF17: Carolyn Sampson & Joseph Middleton

From Monday 22nd May 2017 19:30 to 21:30

Part of the Norfolk & Norwich festival.

The idea of madness has a strange allure. It has fascinated composers for centuries, with Shakespeare’s hypnotic portrayal of the ill-fated Ophelia providing no shortage of inspiration for a rich array of art songs.

World-renowned soprano Carolyn Sampson is joined by pianist Joseph Middleton for an exploration of madness in music – from the unsettling beauty of Strauss’ ethereal Ophelia Lieder to the sumptuous hedonism of Debussy’s Chanson de Bilitis.

The hell-bent self-destruction of Poulenc’s La dame de Monte-Carlo brings the recital to its irreversible conclusion.


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St Peter Mancroft Church, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1QZ

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