Francesca Chiejina Soprano

Saturday 16th January 2021

We are delighted to welcome Nigerian-American soprano Francesca Chiejina a recent graduate of the Jette Parker Young Artists’ Programme at the Royal Opera House, and acclaimed pianist and curator Jocelyn Freeman as they continue Schubert’s great song cycles with his second, Winterreise – a cycle of 24 songs for voice and piano based on the poems by Wilhelm Müller.

Composed towards the end of Schubert’s short life Winterreise (Winter Journey) portrays a solitary wanderer embarking on a journey through a winter landscape that leads him to question his identity, the conditions of his existence and the meaning of life.

TICKETS £10 | £8 conc.
Running time for performance: approx. 70 min no interval
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Pre-Concert Talk 5.45pm
Running Time: approx. 45 mins no interval

The recital will be preceded by a round-table discussion on Winterreise, chaired by Radio 3 presenter, Natasha Riordan, and Dr Natasha Loges

Audience members are invited to submit questions in advance. Please send your questions to no later than Friday 15 January 12pm

Final recital in the Schubert Song Cycle series on Sat 20th Feb with bass-baritone Stephan Loges performing the 14 song Schwanengesang

More information here

Please see our Social Distance Performances FAQs for more information on visiting Blackheath Halls for this event.

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