She has chosen to open with Roussel's settings of poems by Pierre de Ronsard – a magical soundworld mingling voice and flute – and Schubert's The Shepherd on the Rock, an enchanting duet between clarinet and soprano.
Schubert's song 'Death and the Maiden' features beside the composer's tempestuous String Quartet in D minor, which makes use of the song in its second movement.
And in the richly sensual textures of Ernest Chausson's Chanson perpetuelle, a woman longs for death, mourning a lost love.
This key event in Queen Elizabeth Hall’s reopening festival gives Southbank Centre audiences a chance to get up close and hear 'opera's coolest soprano' (New York Times Magazine) performing chamber music in an intimate setting.
PerformersDanielle de Niese soprano
RepertoireRoussel: 2 Poèmes de Ronsard for voice & flute, Op.26
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