Sunday 2 June 2019 7:30PM

Soraya Mafi soprano; Catriona Morison mezzo-soprano; William Thomas bass; Graham Johnson piano

If Fiordiligi and Dorabella had been Lieder Singers

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  • Soraya Mafi soprano
  • Catriona Morison mezzo-soprano
  • William Thomas bass
  • Graham Johnson piano

Based on the plot of Cosi fan tutte (and containing numerous Mozartian echoes), Graham Johnson has devised a programme of Lieder, English songs and duets. The interactions between the Neapolitan sisters, and the manipulative Don Alfonso, progress along Da Ponte's lines: Sisters in love - "Bella vita militar" - Constancy - Weakening - Capitulation and Abandon - Reconciliation.

    • Prologue
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
      • Così fan tutte K588
        • Overture (excerpt)
  • Cole Porter (1891-1964)
        • Where is the life that late I led?
    • Sisters in Love
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      • Così fan tutte K588
        • Ah! guarda sorella
  • Irving Berlin (1888-1989)
      • White Christmas
        • Sisters
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
        • Die Schwestern Op. 61 No. 1
    • Bella Vita Militar
  • Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
      • Italienisches Liederbuch
        • Mir ward gesagt
        • Ihr jungen Leute
      • Spanisches Liederbuch Weltliche Lieder
        • Sie blasen zum Abmarsch
  • George W. Meyer (1884-1959)
        • If he can fight like he can love
  • Herman Darewski (1883-1947)
        • Sister Susie's sewing shirts for soldiers
    • Constancy
  • Johannes Brahms
        • Weg der Liebe I Op. 20 No. 1
        • Weg der Liebe II Op. 20 No. 2
  • Kurt Weill (1900-1950)
      • One Touch of Venus
        • That's Him
  • Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
        • Beware
  • Hugo Wolf
      • Spanisches Liederbuch Weltliche Lieder
        • Trau nicht der liebe
  • Interval
    • Weakening
  • Frederick Loewe (1901-1988)
      • Camelot
        • The simple joys of maidenhood (lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner)
  • Hugo Wolf
      • Spanisches Liederbuch Weltliche Lieder
        • Herz, verzage nicht geschwind
  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
      • Two Ballads
        • Mother Comfort
        • Underneath the abject willow
    • Capitulation and Abandon
  • Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695)
      • The Maid's Last Prayer, or Any Rather than Fail Z601
        • No, resistance is but vain
        • What can we poor females do? Z518
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
        • El desdichado
  • Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
        • Tarentelle Op. 10 No. 2
    • Reconciliation
  • William Gray
        • We're more to be pitied than censured
  • Reginald Tabbush
        • How can a little girl be good?
  • Hugo Wolf
      • Italienisches Liederbuch
        • Nun lass uns Frieden schliessen
        • Wir haben beide lange Zeit geschwiegen
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      • Così fan tutte K588
        • Soave sia il vento

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