Sunday 16 August 2020  |  2:30PM


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Equally at home on the concert and opera stage, Carolyn Sampson is an exquisite soprano. Her major roles have included Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute (English National Opera), Mélisande in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande (Scottish Opera), and various roles in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen (Glyndebourne). She gave her Carnegie Hall debut in 2013, and was a featured artist at Wigmore Hall in the 2014–15 Season. Carolyn’s award-winning discography includes albums on the BIS, Hyperion, Harmonia Mundi and Decca Classics labels.

Celebrating the poetry of Paul Verlaine and the atmosphere of the night, Carolyn makes her debut at UKARIA with pianist Kathryn Stott. Fauré’s sublime Cinq mélodies de Venise melt into Mendelssohn’s Venetian Gondola Song, before Debussy’s sonic magic and vignettes by Ravel, Poldowski and Poulenc evoke a bygone era of softly glowing colours.

Carolyn Sampson | Soprano
Kathryn Stott | Piano


Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)

Cinq mélodies de Venise
, Op. 58

I. Mandoline
II. En sourdine
III. Green
IV. À Clymène
V. C’est l’extase

Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
Venetian Gondola Song

Samuel Barber (1910–1981)
Three Songs, Op. 45

I. Now Have I Fed and Eaten Up the Rose
II. A Green Lowland of Pianos
III. O Boundless, Boundless Evening

Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
Zwölf Gesäng, Op. 8

IX. Abendlied

Sechs Gesäng, Op. 86

V. Der Mond

Sech Gesäng, Op. 19a

IV. Neue Liebe

Zwölf Gesäng, Op. 8

VIII. Andres Maienlied


Claude Debussy (1862–1918)

Fêtes Galantes, Book I

I. En sourdine
II. Fantoches
III. Clair de lune

Samuel Barber (1910–1981)
Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
Trois romances sans paroles
, Op. 17

I. Andante quasi allegretto
II. Allegro molto
III. Andante moderato

Poldowski (1879–1932)

Josef Szulc (1875–1956)
Dix mélodiessur des poesies de Verlaine
, Op. 83

I. Clair de lune

Charles Bordes (1863–1909)
Colloque sentimental

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Sur l’herbe

Francis Poulenc (1899–1963)
Deux poems de Louis Aragon,
FP 122

II. Fétes galantes

Photo Credits:
Carolyn Sampson: Marco Borggreve
Kathryn Stott: Nikolaj Lund
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