Summer Season: Sarah Estill & David Cowan
- Date: Friday 2 July 2021, 13:00 – 13:30
- Location: Off-campus
- Cost: Free - booking required
The next in the Summer Season presents Sarah Estill (Soprano) and David Cowan (Piano) performing a series of works by Richard Wagner.
Sarah Estill (soprano) David Cowan (piano)
Wagner – Love and Infatuation
Richard Wagner – Wesendonck Lieder
Richard Wagner – Liebestode (Tristan und Isolde)
Wagner believed he had “not written anything better” than this beautiful cycle of five songs for female voice, born out of the mutual infatuation between Wagner and his poet and muse, Mathilde Wesendonck, the wife of one of his patrons. Written at the time he was working on his operatic masterpiece Tristan und Isolde, the songs give a revealing insight into the composer at his most vulnerable and human and they also inspired the powerful intensity of that great romantic opera, which culminates in Isolde’s final, dramatic Liebestod or “love-death” scene.
Booking for this concert will open at 9am on Tuesday 22nd June and close at 12pm on Friday 2nd July. The ticket booking link on the concert webpage will be live between these times. Due to streaming capacity, tickets to this online concert are limited. Upon booking a ticket you will receive a link to the live-stream via email.