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La Monnaie / De Munt

Sophie Karthäuser
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Recital

Sophie
Karthäuser

Eugène Asti

Presentation

POETRY, SUNG ACROSS THE WATERY DIVIDE

‘Art, and above all music, serves to lift us up to the highest point possible above that which is.’ Gabriel Fauré’s aesthetic credo underlay his achievements in bringing French mélodie (art song) to its apogee and in his Requiem and his opera Pénélope. Later, Francis Poulenc raised the poetry of his time to a new height in compositions in which irony and delicacy were subtly balanced. Sophie Karthäuser links these masters of French mélodie with compositions from across the Rhine, which likewise raise poetry to great heights: the moving lieder of Clara Schumann and the dramatic compositions of Hugo Wolf. Audiences at La Monnaie remember Sophie Karthäuser’s performances in recent seasons in the roles of Ilia, Asteria, and, lately, Héro in Béatrice et Bénédict. She mischievously conveys her delight in singing these sublime poems without the mask of a character.

PROGRAMME

  • Clara Schumann 6 Lieder, op. 13
  • Hugo Wolf 4 Mignon-Lieder from Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister
  • Hugo Wolf 5 Mörike-Lieder

  • Gabriel Fauré
 Automne (Silvestre), op. 18/3

  • Francis Poulenc
 3 Apollinaire Songs
  • Francis Poulenc 
Tel jour telle nuit (Paul Éluard)
Cast
Cast

Soprano SOPHIE KARTHÄUSER
Piano EUGÈNE ASTI

PRODUCTION La Monnaie / De Munt
CO-PRESENTATION Bozar Music

Agenda

Agenda