Anna El-Khashem, soprano
Johannes Kammler, baritone
Imogen Cooper, piano
Hugo Wolf | Italienisches Liederbuch
icon dayFriday 18 August 20:30 h
sold out
Debut amb sorpresa. Aquest concert proposa un triple al·licient: presentem el debut d’una parella de cantants amb enorme projecció, Anna El-Khashem i Johannes Kammler; els acompanya una gran dama del piano que ens ha seduït sempre en els seus recitals a Vilabertran, Imogen Cooper; i escoltarem una obra que sorprendrà tothom qui la descobreixi aquell dia, el Cançoner Italià d’Hugo Wolf. Les breus cançons del cicle, que duren a penes un parell de minuts, construeixen un autèntic microcosmos de l’amor de parella: hi ha espai per a les declaracions, les lloances, les confesions, les discussions i, fins i tot, per als insults!
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Hugo Wolf
Italienisches Liederbuch
Anna El-Khashem
Anna El-Khashem

Named “Emerging Opera Singer of the Year” by “Opernwelt” magazine and first-prize winner at the renowned Neue Stimmen Competition in 2019, Anna El-Khashem was born in St. Petersburg, and completed her musical studies at the State Conservatory in her native city. She made her international debut at the Bregenz Festival in 2016 as Bastienne in Mozart’s "Bastien und Bastienne" and Soprano Solo in C. M. v. Weber´s „Jubelmesse“. El-Khashem was subsequently invited to join the Opera Studio of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, and in 2017 she became a member of the company. In 2019, she joined the ensemble of the State Theater in Wiesbaden. In 2021 she sang at Opéra de Paris (Opéra Garnier) Servilia ( La Clemenza di Tito); in 2022 she sang ther Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) and Zerlina (Don Giovanni).

Johannes Kammler
Johannes Kammler

Johannes Kammler is one of the most promising German baritones of his generation. Born in Augsburg, the artist received his first musical training from the Augsburg Cathedral Choir. Later he studied singing in Freiburg im Breisgau, Toronto and at the Guildhall in London. Johannes Kammler was a finalist and winner of the international singing competitions Neue Stimmen and Operalia. In August 2015, Johannes Kammler made his debut at the Verbier Festival as Marcello in La Bohème and since then he has made his debut in houses and festivals as the Norske Opera in Oslo, the Bregenz Festival or the Glyndebourne Festival. Since season 2018/2019, Johannes is part of the ensemble of the Stuttgart Opera State. He is also very active and successful with singing Lieder. and has been invited to the Oxford Lieder Festival, the Wigmore Hall or the Beethovenfest Bonn.

Imogen Cooper
Imogen Cooper

Regarded as one of the finest interpreters of Classical and Romantic repertoire, Imogen Cooper is internationally renowned for her virtuosity and lyricism. Imogen is a committed chamber musician and performs regularly with Henning Kraggerud and Adrian Brendel. As a Lieder recitalist, she performs with Ian Bostridge, Sarah Connolly, Henk Neven and Mark Padmore; following a long collaboration with Wolfgang Holzmair in both the concert hall and recording studio. Imogen’s recent solo recordings for Chandos Records feature music by French and Spanish composers, Beethoven, Liszt and Wagner. Her discography also includes Mozart Concertos with the Royal Northern Sinfonia (Avie), a solo recital at the Wigmore Hall (Wigmore Live) and a cycle of solo works by Schubert recorded live and released under the label ‘Schubert Live’.