Supported by Arts Council England, Leeds Lieder ‘has fully realised its potential and become an event of international stature.’ Opera Now It is delighted to announce details of its 2018-19 Concert Series under the Artistic Directorship of pianist Joseph Middleton.
Following the success of the 2018 Festival - both in terms of critical reception and media coverage, and record-breaking box-office results - Leeds Lieder continues to place song at the centre of the cultural landscape in Leeds, championing the art-form, and growing audiences. In collaboration with partner organizations Opera North, University of Leeds, Leeds College of Music, Sheffield University, Chetham’s School of Music, Wigmore Hall and Leeds International Concert Series, Leeds Lieder presents the most ambitious season-long programme of song in the region, an annual Festival and a vibrant and growing education programme. In April 2019 the much-loved Leeds Lieder Festival, recently nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award, is staged with internationally renowned mezzo soprano Angelika Kirchschlager as the Guest of Honour.
Artists appearing in the 2018-19 season include: Sir Thomas Allen, Elly Ameling, Benjamin Appl, Dame Judi Dench, Julius Drake, Marcus Farnsworth, Alessandro Fisher, James Gilchrist, Samuel Hasselhorn, Ruby Hughes, Graham Johnson, Jennifer Johnston, Katarina Karnéus, Angelika Kirchschlager, Christopher Maltman, Malcolm Martineau, Joseph Middleton, Catriona Morison, Ann Murray DBE, Miah Persson, Nick Pritchard, RAM Song Circle, Sophie Rennert, Fatma Said, Nicky Spence, Anna Stéphany, William Thomas, David Webb, Kitty Whately, Roderick Williams.