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Thomas Oliemans & Paolo Giacometti

Sunday, Sep 22 · 9:30 AM · 1:14 PM

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Programme: Schubert Schwanengesang D 957, Fantasy in F Minor op. 103 D 940, Rondo in A Thomas Oliemans baritone & piano | Paolo Giacometti piano Thomas Oliemans ‘Our very own’ baritone Thomas Oliemans will return to ‘The Met’ (The Metropolitan Opera) in New York in the 2024-25 season, in the revival of Simon McBurney’s version of Mozart’s Die Zauberföte. Oliemans scored very highly with his role as Papageno in this production, which was performed all over the world – including thus in New York – but created at our own Dutch National Opera. ‘Thomas Oliemans, with his cheery air, adorable stubbornness and rambunctious […] baritone, was a singular Papageno,’ the New York Times wrote jubilantly. Schuberts Schwanensang Schubert’s Schwanengesang is a collection of thirteen songs that Schubert composed one after the other in a short time just before his death. A true swan song, in other words. Unlike Die Winterreise and Die schöne Müllerin, the texts are not written by a single poet: Schubert chose poems by Heinrich Heine, Ludwig Rellstab and Johann Gabriel Seidl. It is therefore questionable whether Schubert had a song cycle in mind, or composed Schwanengesang as a collection of individual songs. Nevertheless, the collection feels like a whole. Schubert felt his end was approaching. The composer for whom no beauty could exist without melancholy, no joy without nostalgia, saved his most beautiful notes for last. Fantasy in F minor It is an open secret that Thomas Oliemans is not only an outstanding singer, but also an excellent pianist. That is why, after performing Schwanengesang, the singer will sit down next to Paolo Giacometti to play Schubert’s Fantasy in F minor for piano four hands. This magnificent monumental piano work is perhaps the best piece ever composed for four hands: lyrical, lilting and bittersweet. Hear Here! Because we want to give you the opportunity to hear as much classical music as possible. You can buy concerts in bulk with a nice discount! When you buy at least four “Hoor bij ons” aka “Hear Here” concerts, you receive € 5 discount on these concerts and for all future concerts the entire season. This discount is connected to your e-mailadres. In order for this to work your first purchase must be the serie via this link: https://apps.ticketmatic.com/widgets/leidse_schouwburg_stadsgehoorzaal/flow/optiebundel?product=684124765445&l=en#!/addoptionbundlessubscriptions Thomas Oliemans | Paolo Giacometti

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Breestraat 60, 2311 CS Leiden, Nederland

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