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

Simon Keenlyside  © Robert Workman

Simon Keenlyside baritone; Malcolm Martineau piano

Sunday 27 May 2018 7:30PM

Schubert, Poulenc, Debussy and Fauré

Birgid Steinberger

Birgid Steinberger soprano; Julius Drake piano

Friday 1 June 2018 7:00PM

Schubert, Brahms and Wolf

Carolyn Sampson  © Marco Borggreve

Carolyn Sampson soprano; Iestyn Davies countertenor; Joseph Middleton piano

Saturday 2 June 2018 7:30PM

Purcell, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Quilter

Stéphane Degout  © Julien Benhamou

Stéphane Degout baritone; Simon Lepper piano

Tuesday 5 June 2018 7:30PM

Fauré, Brahms and Schumann

Alisdair Hogarth

The Prince Consort

Wednesday 6 June 2018 7:30PM

Whatever Love Is...

Jakub Józef Orlinski  © Anita Wasik

Jakub Józef Orlinski countertenor; Michal Biel piano

Wednesday 13 June 2018 7:30PM

Handel, Purcell, Schubert and more

Ian Bostridge  © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Ian Bostridge tenor; Julius Drake piano

Sunday 17 June 2018 7:30PM


Samuel Hasselhorn  © Christian Steiner

Samuel Hasselhorn baritone; Renate Rohlfing piano

Sunday 24 June 2018 3:00PM

Beethoven, Wolf, Schubert and more

Elizabeth Watts  © Marco Borggreve

Elizabeth Watts soprano; Roderick Williams baritone; Roger Vignoles piano

Thursday 28 June 2018 7:30PM


Sophie Bevan  © Sussie Ahlburg

Sophie Bevan soprano; Ryan Wigglesworth piano

Saturday 30 June 2018 7:30PM

Musorgsky, Ryan Wigglesworth, Stravinsky and Messiaen

Véronique Gens  © Franck Ferville

Véronique Gens soprano; Susan Manoff piano

Monday 2 July 2018 7:30PM

Gounod, de Polignac, Massenet and more

David Hansen  © Tonje Thilesen

Cancelled: David Hansen countertenor; Academia Montis Regalis; Alessandro De Marchi conductor, harpsichord

Tuesday 3 July 2018 7:30PM

Handel and Hasse

Sandrine Piau  © Sandrine Expilly/Naive

Sandrine Piau soprano; Susan Manoff piano

Friday 6 July 2018 7:00PM


Dame Felicity Palmer  © Christian Steiner

Dame Felicity Palmer mezzo-soprano; Simon Lepper piano

Monday 9 July 2018 7:30PM

Purcell, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and more

Robin Tritschler  © Garreth Wong

Robin Tritschler tenor; Jonathan Ware piano

Sunday 15 July 2018 7:30PM

Family Ties

Maximilian Schmitt  © Christian Kargl

Maximilian Schmitt tenor; Gerold Huber piano

Wednesday 18 July 2018 7:30PM

Schumann, Fauré and Strauss

Pavol Breslik  © Anton Karpita

Pavol Breslik tenor; Amir Katz piano

Sunday 22 July 2018 7:30PM


Florian Boesch  © Lukas Beck

Florian Boesch baritone; Malcolm Martineau piano

Saturday 8 September 2018 7:30PM

Opening Concert of the 2018/19 Season

Dorothea Röschmann  © Harald Hoffmann/Sony Entertainment

Dorothea Röschmann soprano; Malcolm Martineau piano

Monday 10 September 2018 7:30PM

Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms

Mary Bevan  © Victoria Cadisch

Mary Bevan soprano; Henk Neven baritone; Joseph Middleton piano

Saturday 15 September 2018 7:30PM

Ravel, Hahn, Stravinsky and more

Ian Bostridge  © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Ian Bostridge tenor; Thomas Adès piano

Monday 17 September 2018 7:30PM


Ian Bostridge  © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Ian Bostridge tenor; Thomas Adès piano

Wednesday 19 September 2018 7:30PM


Olena Tokar  © Frank Tuerpe

Olena Tokar soprano; Pavel Kolgatin tenor; Nikolay Didenko bass; Iain Burnside piano

Saturday 22 September 2018 7:30PM

Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, Glinka and more

Mary Bevan  © Victoria Cadisch

Mary Bevan soprano; Nicky Spence tenor; William Vann piano

Sunday 23 September 2018 3:00PM

Parry Centenary Song Recital

Manuel Walser  © Thomas Walser

Manuel Walser baritone; Anano Gokieli piano

Sunday 30 September 2018 7:30PM

Brahms, Rachmaninov and Strauss

Robin Tritschler  © Garreth Wong

Robin Tritschler tenor; Malcolm Martineau piano

Wednesday 3 October 2018 7:30PM


English National Opera Harewood Artists © Samantha Price

English National Opera Harewood Artists; Iain Burnside piano

Sunday 7 October 2018 3:00PM

Schubert, Brahms, Shostakovich and more

Marlis Petersen  © Yiorgos Mavropoulos

Marlis Petersen soprano; Stephan Matthias Lademann piano

Tuesday 9 October 2018 7:30PM

Schumann, Schubert, Sommer and more

Benjamin Appl  © Lars Borges/Sony Classical

Benjamin Appl baritone; Graham Johnson piano

Thursday 11 October 2018 7:30PM

Schubert, Fauré, Duparc and more

Independent Opera © Benjamin Ealovega

Independent Opera Scholars' Recital 2018

Friday 19 October 2018 7:30PM

Mozart, Schubert, C Schumann and more

Tareq Nazmi  © Marco Borggreve

Tareq Nazmi bass; Gerold Huber piano

Sunday 21 October 2018 3:00PM


Piotr Beczała  © Johan Persson

Piotr Beczała tenor; Helmut Deutsch piano

Monday 22 October 2018 7:30PM

Donaudy, Wolf-Ferrari, Respighi and more

Michaela Schuster  © Nikola Stege

Michaela Schuster mezzo-soprano; Matthias Veit piano

Thursday 25 October 2018 7:30PM

Korngold, Reger, Mahler and Weill

Andrew Watts  © Sarah Hickson

Andrew Watts countertenor; Iain Burnside piano

Friday 26 October 2018 1:00PM

A Countertenor Songbook

Yaniv d'Or  © Bernhard Musil

Yaniv d'Or countertenor; Ensemble NAYA

Saturday 27 October 2018 7:30PM

d'Or, King Alfonso X, Bésard and more

Marie-Nicole Lemieux  © Denis Rouvre

Marie-Nicole Lemieux contralto; Roger Vignoles piano

Friday 2 November 2018 7:30PM

Schumann, Schubert, Beethoven and more

Hanna-Elisabeth Müller  © Chris Gonz

Hanna-Elisabeth Müller soprano; Juliane Ruf piano

Sunday 4 November 2018 7:30PM

Schumann, Poulenc and Zemlinsky

René Pape  © Jiyang Chen

René Pape bass; Camillo Radicke piano

Tuesday 6 November 2018 7:30PM

Sibelius and Schubert

Dame Sarah Connolly  © Peter Warren

Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano; James Newby baritone; Joseph Middleton piano

Friday 16 November 2018 7:30PM

L’Invitation au Voyage

Samling Showcase Detail from ‘Avenue’ (oil on canvas) © kind permission of Julian Vilarrubi

Samling Showcase

Wednesday 21 November 2018 7:30PM

Grainger, Schubert, Guastavino and more

Christian Gerhaher  © Thomas Egli

Christian Gerhaher baritone; Gerold Huber piano

Wednesday 28 November 2018 7:30PM

Wolf, Rihm, Schubert and Berg

Justina Gringytė  © Paul Marc Mitchell

Justina Gringytė mezzo-soprano; Andrey Zhilikhovsky baritone; Iain Burnside piano

Thursday 29 November 2018 7:30PM

Tchaikovsky, Medtner and Rachmaninov

Marlis Petersen  © Yiorgos Mavropoulos

Marlis Petersen soprano; Die Kölner Akademie chamber ensemble

Saturday 1 December 2018 7:30PM

CPE Bach and Telemann

Soile Isokoski  © Heikki Tuuli

Soile Isokoski soprano; Ilkka Paananen piano

Tuesday 4 December 2018 7:30PM

Peterson-Berger, Rangström, Strauss and more

Nardus Williams

Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation Gala

Friday 14 December 2018 7:30PM

Fatma Said  © Felix Broede

Fatma Said soprano; James Vaughan piano

Tuesday 18 December 2018 7:30PM

Walton, Debussy, Strauss, Abdel-Rehim and Obradors

Mark Padmore  © Marco Borggreve

Mark Padmore tenor; Simon Lepper piano

Wednesday 19 December 2018 7:30PM

Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann

Andreas Scholl  © James Mcmillan/Decca

Andreas Scholl countertenor; Tamar Halperin piano

Thursday 20 December 2018 7:30PM

The Twilight People

Alice Coote  © Benjamin Ealovega

Alice Coote mezzo-soprano; Christian Blackshaw piano

Friday 21 December 2018 7:30PM

Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Brahms and Mahler

Brenda Rae  © Kristin Hoebermann

Brenda Rae soprano; Jonathan Ware piano

Sunday 23 December 2018 7:30PM

Strauss, F Mendelssohn, Liszt, Debussy and Schubert

Nicky Spence  © David Bebber

Nicky Spence tenor; Roger Vignoles piano

Friday 28 December 2018 7:30PM

Schumann, Shostakovich, Britten and more

2018/19 Wigmore Series

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