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I love you
11th July 2024

The themes of love and romance have rarely been far from the thoughts of the great composers, and the soloists of Rose Opera will be mining this rich seam of song repertoire for “I Love You! – an Evening of Romantic Song”, at Leighton House in Kensington on Thursday 11th July at 7pm. Soloists including soprano Tamara Ravenhill, mezzo-soprano Antonia Cviic, baritone Ian Helm, and tenors Grigore Riciu and Stephen Cviic, accompanied by pianist Richard Black, will be performing music by, among others, Schubert, Mahler (including the complete Rückert Lieder), Wolf, Vaughan Williams and contemporary Ukrainian composer Myroslav Volynsky.

Pianist :  Richard Black

Love and joy

Finzi – It was a lover and his lass

Caccino – Amarilli, mia bella  

Wolf – Und willst du deinen Liebsten sterben sehen

Wolf – Heb auf dein blondes Haupt


Ecstasy of Love

Myroslav Volynsky – To Life

Roger Quilter – Love’s Philosophy

Love amidst nature

Mahler – Ging heut' morgen über's Feld 

Vaughan Williams – Silent Noon  

Hahn – L’heure exquise 

Finzi – As I lay in the early sun

Eternal Love

Stradella – Pieta, signore 

Myroslav Volynsky – Evening 


Two hearts beat as one

Wolf – Auch kleine Dinge 

Myroslav Volynsky – An Evening Tryst


Ruckert Lieder

Mahler – Rückert-Lieder

To my beloved

Finzi – O mistress mine 

Gluck – O del mio dolce ardor

Hahn – A Chloris 

Love and pain

Giordano – Caro, mio ben

Schubert – Die Liebe hat gelogen

Wolf – Nun lass uns Frieden schliessen 

Love ignored and love regretted

Vaughan Williams – Youth and Love

Schubert – Auf der Bruck 

Contented love

Finzi – Since we loved

Schubert – Who is Silvia?

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