Thursday 3 October 2019 7:30PM

Nia Coleman soprano; Filipe Manu tenor; Joel Williams tenor; Kyu Choi baritone; Simon Lepper piano

Independent Opera Scholars’ Recital 2019


  • Nia Coleman soprano
  • Filipe Manu tenor
  • Joel Williams tenor
  • Kyu Choi baritone
  • Simon Lepper piano

Join a new generation of talent for an evening of song and opera.

Independent Opera proudly presents baritone Kyu Choi, soprano Nia Coleman, tenors Filipe Manu and Joel Williams – our 2018-19 scholars. These exceptional young singers present an evening of intimate song and virtuosic opera, with acclaimed pianist Simon Lepper.

From the spiritual to the celestial, the collection of works explores the humour, joy and pathos of the human condition. The evening will feature songs and arias by Handel, R Schumann, Schubert, Mozart, Bizet, Donizetti and Bernstein and the world première of a song cycle by award-winning composer Elena Langer and poet Glyn Maxwell.

  • Independent Opera (Reg. Charity No. 1162432)
  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
      • Jephtha HWV70
        • All that is in Hamor mine
        • Waft her, angels
        • Farewell, ye limpid springs
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        • Er und Sie Op. 78 No. 2
        • Der Soldat Op. 40 No. 3
        • Der Spielmann Op. 40 No. 4
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
        • Nacht und Träume D827
        • Punschlied D277
        • Klage D436
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
      • Die Entführung aus dem Serail K384
        • Im Mohrenland gefangen war
        • Marsch! Marsch! Marsch! trollt euch fort
  • Interval
  • Elena Langer (b.1974)
        • New work (world première)
  • Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
      • Carmen
        • Toreador Song: Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre
        • Chanson d'avril Op. 21 No. 1
  • Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
      • La fille du régiment
        • Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête!
  • Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
        • La Bonne Cuisine
      • Candide
        • Glitter and Be Gay
        • The Best of All Possible Worlds

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