10 March 2018, 7.30pm - Stamford Arts Centre
In this concert, The Mozartists present a wide-ranging selection of works by Haydn, including a piano trio, songs, duets and some of his most delightful folksong settings, interspersed with two dramatically charged A minor sonatas by Mozart and Kozeluch, played on the fortepiano by Steven Devine.
Duet, “Saper vorrei se m’ami”
Two Lieder – “Trost unglücklicher Liebe”
Eine sehr gewöhnliche Geschichte
Sonata in A minor, Op.26, No.2
Piano Trio No. 7 in D major
Duet, “Guarda qui che lo vedrai”
Two Lieder – “Das strickende Mädchen”
“Das Leben ist ein Traum”
Sonata in A minor, K.310
Three Folksong settings (Duets) – “Here awa, there awa”
“Ar hyd y nos”
“Pat & Kate”
Steven Devine has performed all over the world as a harpsichord soloist (his recent Chandos recording of the Goldberg Variations was described by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the best”), he is a highly sought-after continuo player with permanent positions with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Classical Opera and London Baroque and directs repertoire with a wide range of groups with repertoire from 16th century polyphony to new commissions.
Alessandro Fisher is a graduate of London’s Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and read Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge. He won First Prize at the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Awards. He is a Classical Opera Associate Artist, and roles with the company have included Christian (The First Commandment), Don Polidoro (La finta semplice) and Bastien on a new recording of Bastien und Bastienne (due for release in autumn 2018). Other opera roles have included Alindo/Delmiro (Hipermestra) at the 2017 Glyndebourne Festival, First Armed Man/Priest (Die Zauberflöte) and Bellecourt (Vert-Vert) for Garsington Opera, Banquo in Luke Styles’ Macbeth for Glyndebourne’s Jerwood Project, the title role in Rameau’s Dardanus for English Touring Opera, Count Bandiera in Salieri’s La scuola de’ gelosi for Bampton Classical Opera, and Theodore in Edward Loder’s Raymond and Agnes for Retrospect Opera (recording). In 2019 he will make his début at the Salzburg Festival singing Lucano/First Soldier (L’incoronazione di Poppea). Concert highlights have included recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall, BBC Radio 3’s Big Chamber Day, ‘The Last of the Romantics: Mahler and fin-de-siècle Vienna’ at the Oxford Lieder Festival, and Roussel’s Evocations with the BBC Philharmonic (also on Chandos CD).
Susanna Hurrell trained at the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio. She has received numerous awards, including the Miriam Licette scholarship and the Peter Hulsen Orchestral Song, Countess of Munster and Sybil Tutton awards. In 2013 she was awarded the Grange Park Opera Aria Prize at the Hampshire Singing Competition. She made her Classical Opera début in 2013 singing the role of Cephisa in the UK première of Telemann’s Orpheus at the London Handel Festival, and has since appeared with the company in ‘La canterina’ at Wigmore Hall and at the 2016 Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, and in chamber concerts in Eisenstadt and at Stamford Arts Centre in Lincolnshire. Other roles include Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Despina (Così fan tutte) at Opéra de Limoges, Norina (Don Pasquale) at Longborough Festival Opera, Cephise (Pigmalion) with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Nymph (Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo) with the Royal Opera at the Roundhouse, Erisbe (Cavalli’s L’Ormindo) with the Royal Opera at the Sam Wanamaker Theatre, Governess (The Turn of the Screw) in a co-production with Nevill Holt Opera, Northern Ireland Opera and Moscow’s Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre, the title role
in Rodelinda, Rossane (Alessandro) and Amarilli (Il pastor fido) for the London Handel Festival, and Serpetta (La finta giardiniera) for Opera de Baugé. She appeared in David Starkey’s television documentary ‘Music and Monarchy’ for the BBC, and she has recorded songs by composer Gordon Carr with trumpeter Simon Cheney and pianist Sebastian Wybrew, which are featured on the album ‘An English Trumpeter’.