Song Recital Series

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Wigmore Hall promotes more song recitals each season than any other international venue, regularly featuring the world’s leading singers and pianists.

We are grateful to The Monument Trust for essential additional support for our expanded vocal series

Maximilian Schmitt  © Christian Kargl

Maximilian Schmitt tenor; Gerold Huber piano

Monday 1 May 2017 7:30PM

Brahms, Hindemith and Schubert

Mary Bevan  © Victoria Cadisch

The Myrthen Ensemble

Saturday 6 May 2017 1:00PM


Karita Mattila  © Marica Rosengard

Karita Mattila soprano; Ville Matvejeff piano

Saturday 6 May 2017 7:30PM

Brahms, Wagner, Berg and Strauss

Ian Bostridge  © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Ian Bostridge tenor; Lars Vogt piano

Wednesday 10 May 2017 7:30PM

Schubert and Beethoven

Violeta Urmana  © Christine Schneide

Violeta Urmana mezzo-soprano; Helmut Deutsch piano

Saturday 13 May 2017 7:30PM

Schubert and Strauss

Simon Bode  ©

Simon Bode tenor; Igor Levit piano

Sunday 14 May 2017 3:00PM

Mendelssohn, Korngold and Wolf

Julian Prégardien  © Marco Borggreve

Julian Prégardien tenor; Christoph Schnackertz piano; Nicolas Fleury horn

Friday 19 May 2017 7:30PM


Christoph Pohl  © René Limbecker

Christoph Pohl baritone; Marcelo Amaral piano

Sunday 21 May 2017 3:00PM


Christina Landshamer  © Marco Borggreve

Christina Landshamer soprano; Gerold Huber piano

Sunday 28 May 2017 7:30PM

Schumann and Ullmann

Christopher Maltman  © Pia Clodi

Christopher Maltman baritone; Malcolm Martineau piano

Wednesday 31 May 2017 7:30PM

Poulenc, Schumann, Ravel and more

Jongmin Park

Jongmin Park bass; Simon Lepper piano

Sunday 4 June 2017 3:00PM

Schumann, Mendelssohn, Kim and Cho

Anna Lucia Richter  © Jessy Lee

Anna Lucia Richter soprano; Michael Gees piano

Thursday 8 June 2017 7:30PM


Ben Johnson  © Chris Gloag

Ben Johnson tenor; Graham Johnson piano

Sunday 11 June 2017 7:30PM


Florian Boesch  © Wiener Konzerthaus/Lukas Beck

Florian Boesch baritone; Malcolm Martineau piano

Saturday 17 June 2017 7:30PM


Andrè Schuen  © Guido Werner

Andrè Schuen baritone; Daniel Heide piano

Monday 19 June 2017 7:30PM

Schubert, Felix Dapoz, Frontull and more

Cecilia Bartoli  © Uli Weber/Decca

Cecilia Bartoli mezzo-soprano; Philippe Jaroussky countertenor; Ensemble Artaserse

Saturday 24 June 2017 7:30PM

Idolo Mio

Markus Schäfer  © Werner Kmetitsch

Markus Schäfer tenor; Piers Lane piano

Sunday 2 July 2017 7:30PM


Simon Keenlyside  © Uwe Arens

Simon Keenlyside baritone; Malcolm Martineau piano

Wednesday 5 July 2017 7:30PM

Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Sibelius, Poulenc and Mahler

Louise Alder  © William Alder

Louise Alder; Katharina Ruckgaber; Katie Bray; Anna Huntley; Clara Mouriz; Sholto Kynoch

Friday 7 July 2017 7:30PM

Schubert and Women's Voices

Ben Johnson  © Chris Gloag

Ben Johnson; Nicky Spence; Benjamin Appl; Gavan Ring; Sholto Kynoch

Sunday 9 July 2017 3:00PM

Schubert: Partsongs for Male Voices

Ian Bostridge  © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Ian Bostridge tenor; Graham Johnson piano

Sunday 9 July 2017 7:30PM


Aida Garifullina  © Simon Fowler/Decca

Cancelled: Aida Garifullina soprano; Lech Napierala piano

Wednesday 12 July 2017 7:30PM

Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák and more

Sophie Bevan  © Sussie Ahlburg

Sophie Bevan soprano; Allan Clayton tenor; Christopher Glynn piano

Thursday 13 July 2017 7:30PM

A Shakespeare Songbook

Ailish Tynan  © Benjamin Ealovega

Ailish Tynan soprano; Adam Walker flute; Alasdair Tait cello; James Baillieu piano

Friday 14 July 2017 7:00PM

Caplet, Ravel, Saint-Saëns and more

Christian Gerhaher  © Thomas Egli

Christian Gerhaher baritone; Gerold Huber piano; Ulrich Tukur actor

Saturday 15 July 2017 7:30PM


Elizabeth Watts  © Marco Borggreve

Elizabeth Watts soprano; Simon Lepper piano

Wednesday 19 July 2017 7:30PM


Andrei Bondarenko  © Juriy Sheftsoff

Andrei Bondarenko baritone; Gary Matthewman piano

Saturday 22 July 2017 7:30PM

Ibert, Fauré, Massenet and more

Carolyn Sampson  © Marco Borggreve

Carolyn Sampson soprano; Joseph Middleton piano

Wednesday 26 July 2017 7:30PM

Reason in Madness

Robin Tritschler  © Garreth Wong

Robin Tritschler tenor; Graham Johnson piano

Friday 28 July 2017 7:30PM


Elizabeth Watts  © Marco Borggreve

A Serenade to Music

Saturday 29 July 2017 7:00PM

Final Song Recital of the Season

Gerald Finley  © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Gerald Finley; Julius Drake

Saturday 9 September 2017 7:30PM

Schubert, Poulenc, Ravel, Turnage and Britten

Sonia Prina  © Ribalta Luce Studio

Sonia Prina contralto; Paolo Spadaro Munitto piano

Sunday 10 September 2017 7:30PM

Falla, Berio, Seiber and more

Christiane Karg  © Gisela Schenker

Christiane Karg soprano; Malcolm Martineau piano

Saturday 16 September 2017 7:30PM

Es war einmal… ‘Märchenhafte Sagenwelt’

Robert Holl  © Benjamin Ealovega

Robert Holl baritone; Sir András Schiff piano

Thursday 28 September 2017 7:30PM


Sarah Connolly  © Peter Warren

Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano; Malcolm Martineau piano

Friday 29 September 2017 7:30PM

Strauss, Zemlinsky, Eisler and more

Anne Schwanewilms  © Javier del Real

Anne Schwanewilms soprano; Charles Spencer piano

Monday 2 October 2017 7:30PM

Schreker, Schubert, Liszt and Korngold

Ben Johnson  © Chris Gloag

Ben Johnson tenor; Tyler Duncan baritone; Graham Johnson piano

Sunday 8 October 2017 7:30PM


Benjamin Appl  © Lars Borges/Sony Classical

Benjamin Appl baritone; Graham Johnson piano

Thursday 26 October 2017 7:30PM

Lieder vom Orient – Songs from the East

Max Raabe  © Marcus Hoehn

Max Raabe singer; Christoph Israel piano

Friday 27 October 2017 7:30PM

A Night in Berlin

James Gilchrist  © Patrick Allen

James Gilchrist tenor; Anna Tilbrook piano

Thursday 2 November 2017 7:30PM

Vaughan Williams, Dove and Schumann

Miah Persson  © Monika Rittershaus

Miah Persson soprano; Malcolm Martineau piano

Friday 3 November 2017 7:30PM

Haydn and Mozart

Lauren Fagan  © Victoria Cadisch

Samling Showcase

Thursday 9 November 2017 7:30PM

Seasons in the Mind of Men

Florian Boesch  © Lukas Beck

Florian Boesch baritone; Justus Zeyen piano

Friday 10 November 2017 7:30PM

Schubert, Wolf and Schumann

Elīna Garanča  © Holger Hage/Deutsche Grammophon

Elīna Garanča mezzo-soprano; Malcolm Martineau piano

Tuesday 14 November 2017 7:30PM

Schumann, Wagner and Mahler

Ludwig Mittelhammer  © Daniel Fuchs

Ludwig Mittelhammer baritone; Jonathan Ware piano

Sunday 19 November 2017 3:00PM

Schubert and Wolf

Christian Gerhaher  © Thomas Egli

Christian Gerhaher baritone; James Cheung piano

Thursday 23 November 2017 1:00PM

Britten, Brahms and Schubert

Roderick Williams  © Benjamin Ealovega

Roderick Williams baritone; Iain Burnside piano

Monday 27 November 2017 7:30PM

Die schöne Müllerin

Alice Coote  © Benjamin Ealovega

Alice Coote mezzo-soprano; Julius Drake piano

Wednesday 6 December 2017 7:30PM


Mark Padmore  © Marco Borggreve

Mark Padmore tenor; Mitsuko Uchida piano

Monday 11 December 2017 7:30PM


Joyce DiDonato  © Josef Fischnaller

Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano; Brentano String Quartet

Monday 18 December 2017 7:30PM

Strauss and Heggie

Joyce DiDonato  © Simon Pauly

Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano; Brentano String Quartet

Thursday 21 December 2017 7:30PM

Strauss and Heggie

Sophie Rennert  © Pia Clodi

Sophie Rennert mezzo-soprano; Stephan Loges bass-baritone; Graham Johnson piano

Saturday 23 December 2017 7:30PM