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Karen Cargill | 2017 International Festival

Karen Cargill & Simon Lepper

Intimate French song

Much-loved Scottish mezzo soprano and her regular recital partner explore sophisticated French song through the ages.

Songs and melodies by Debussy, Chausson, Duparc and Hahn

Much-loved Scottish mezzo soprano Karen Cargill is a powerful Wagnerian with a voice that can fill the Met or Covent Garden. Equally she brings tenderness and poetry to her captivating concert recitals.

She is joined by regular recital partner, pianist Simon Lepper, for an intimate exploration of sophisticated French song through the ages.

Together they travel through the decadent delicacy of songs by Chausson, including Le charme and Les papillons, and on to the sensual sentimentality of Hahn’s Infidelité and L’enamourée, alongside exquisite vocal evocations by Duparc and Debussy.

This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

Karen Cargill Mezzo soprano
Simon Lepper Piano

Songs and melodies by DebussyChausson, Duparc and Hahn

More information about the artists

Karen Cargill

Simon Lepper

10 August 2017

  • The Queen's Hall (Show on map)
  • 1hr 45mins approx (one interval)
  • £9 - £32.50*

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