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3 November 2016, 8pm at the Old Divinity School

“The well deserved audience darling of the show”

The New York Times on Thomas Oliemans

Recital of well loved Schubert and Wolf songs including ‘Who is Sylvia?’ and a piece which became the basis for Schubert’s famous ‘Trout Quintet’ by outstanding Dutch Baritone Thomas Oliemans accompanied by distinguished pianist Roger Vignoles.

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Schubert: An Silvia

Five Goethe settings:
Der Musensohn D764
Ganymed D544
Schafers Klagelied D121
Erster Verlust D226
An Schwager Kronos D369

Schubert in Nature:
Der Wanderer D489
Im Fruhling D882
Die Sterne D939
Nachtstuck D672
Im Abendrot D799
An den Mond D259
Auf der Bruck D853

Hugo Wolf: Three Eichendorff-Lieder
Das Standchen
Verschwiegene Liebe

Der Rattenfanger (Goethe)

Five Moerike-Lieder:
Im Fruhling
Nimmersatte Liebe
An die Geliebte

Schubert: Nacht und Traume
Du bist die Ruh
Die Forelle

About Thomas Oliemans, baritone

Dutch baritone Thomas Oliemans studied with Margreet Honig at the Amsterdam Conservatory, and later worked with KS Robert Holl, Elio Battaglia and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

Operatic appearances include Gonsalvo Fieschi/Die Gezeichneten at the Salzburg Festival, Schaunard/La Bohème at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Papageno/Die Zauberflöte in Simon McBurney’s production for Dutch National Opera and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the title role of Thomas’ Hamlet and Il Conte di Almaviva/Le Nozze di Figaro at the Göteborg Opera, Guglielmo/Cosi fan tutte and Donner/Das Rheingold at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, and more recently Peter/Hansel and Gretel for Dutch National Opera.

In concert, recent engagements include Mendelssohn’s Elias with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (released on the Accentus label) and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic under Vassili Petrenko, songs from Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Ramiro/L’heure espagnole with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic under Charles Dutoit and Shostakovich’s 14th Symphony with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra.

A sought-after recitalist, he appears at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam every season and has also performed in Vienna, Zürich, London’s Wigmore Hall, Tokyo and Paris. His latest CD, called ‘Dr Jekyll&Mr Hyde’ (Channel Classics), features the op 48, 89 and 90 song cycles by Robert Schumann.

Highlights in the 2016/17 season include Handel’s Israel in Egypt with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under Peter Dijkstra, a return to Dutch National Opera as Lescaut/Manon Lescaut and to the Teatro Real Madrid as Mr. Redburn/Billy Budd and Silvio de Nardi/Bomarzo by Ginastera, the Winterreise cycle in Basel and a recital at the De Singel in Antwerp, with Roger Vignoles.

About Roger Vignoles, piano

“Roger Vignoles: wonderful pianist, superb musician and ace accompanist.”

Classical Source

Roger Vignoles is internationally recognized as one of the world’s most distinguished accompanists. In the course of his career he has collaborated with such leading singers as Sir Thomas Allen, Barbara Bonney, Kathleen Battle, Christine Brewer, Brigitte Fassbaender, Bernarda Fink, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dame Felicity Lott and Sarah Walker.

Highlights in 2016/17 include recitals with Elizabeth Watts, Alek Shrader, Kate Royal, Johannes Kammler, Mark Padmore, Thomas Oliemans, Roderick Williams, John Mark Ainsley, and Dorothea Röschmann, as well as masterclasses in the UK and abroad. Recent engagements include work with Florian Boesch, Christoph Prégardien, Christopher Maltman, and Christiane Karg.

His many recordings have been widely acclaimed, not least his series Strauss: The Complete Songs for Hyperion.  Other recordings include Schubert Der Wanderer and Carl Loewe Songs & Ballads with Florian Boesch, Tomášek songs with Renata Pokupić, all for Hyperion; and Britten Before Life and After with Mark Padmore on Harmonia Mundi (which received the 2009 Diapason d’Or and Prix Caecilia awards).