11 Apr Lunchtime Concert: Songs My Mother Taught Me
Tuesday 16 July 2019, 1.10pm
The Old Divinity School
Laura Pooley soprano
Brian Stanborough piano
Marcello Quella fiamma
Paisiello Nel cor piu non mi sento
Vivaldi Sposa son disprezzata
Strauss Four Last Songs
Balfe I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls
Lehar Vilja’s Song
Dvorak Songs my mother taught me
Verdi Merce, dilette amiche
This recital features some of the most beautiful and best-loved pieces of the soprano repertoire, charting a woman’s life, loves and dreams. The programme opens with Marcello’s lovely Quella fiamma. The centrepiece is Richard Strauss’ iconic Four Last Songs, followed by other popular pieces including Dvorak’s famous Songs my mother taught me which gives the recital its title.
Laura Pooley is a Cambridge-based soprano who has performed many major roles in the UK and Europe, including for Welsh National Opera.
Brian Stanborough is an international pianist and conductor who has worked with some of the most famous names in opera including Monserrat Caballé and Leontyne Price.
Tickets: £6 (students, children and unwaged £2) including booking fee
PRIORITY BOOKING for friends from May 1st. General sale opens May 14th