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ENO in the Fields: Natalya Romaniw and Iain Burnside in recital

Saturday 12 February 2022

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Programme to be announced.


Natalya Romaniw Soprano
Iain Burnside Piano

Welsh soprano Natalya Romaniw is one of Europe’s most promising young stars. Recent winner of the 2016 Critic’s Choice Award for Music, for her “big-toned, generous, gut-wrenching performances” (Sunday Times) and her “glowing voice capable of astonishing power” (FT), she is often hailed by the British press as “the outstanding soprano of her generation” (Telegraph). Successes of the 2020/21 season includes being awarded Young artist of the year at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2020 and Singer of the year at the Royal Philharmonic Society 2020 Awards. In 2021/22 Romaniw will make her house debut at Opéra de Rouen in the title role of Jenůfa under the baton of Anthony Hermus, make her return to Houston Grand Opera as Blanche in Dialogues de Carmélites, return to Garsington Opera for the title role in Rusalka and make her debut performance of Strauss Vier letzte Lieder with the Hallé.

Internationally acclaimed as a leading collaborative pianist, (“pretty much ideal” BBC Music Magazine) Iain Burnside has worked with many of the world’s great singers. His discography features over fifty CDs, spanning a huge sweep of repertoire. Highlights include the Gramophone Award-winning NMC Songbook, Schubert cycles with baritone Roderick Williams on Chandos and a series of English Song for Naxos. He enjoys a close relationship with Delphian, featuring boxed sets of Medtner and Rachmaninov (“the results are electrifying” Telegraph) as well as explorations of Scottish, English and Irish repertoire. He is Artistic Director of the Ludlow English Song Weekend and curates programmes for a variety of festivals and at Wigmore Hall, most recently with a spotlight on Russian song.

Burnside is also an award-winning broadcaster, familiar to listeners of BBC Radio 3, earning a Sony Radio Award for Voices. He has pioneered a particular form of dramatic concert, with works based variously around Franz Schubert, Clara Schumann and Ivor Gurney. His most recent piece, A View from the Villa, unpicks Wagner’s relationship with Mathilde Wesendonck, and will feature at festivals in 2021. He has a long association with the Guildhall School and gives masterclasses at home and abroad whilst also holding the position of Artistic Consultant to Grange Park Opera.

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Sat 12 Feb 7:30 PM £35/£30/£25/£16/£10 Book

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