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Opera | Associate Artist Recital


02 May 2023


13:00 - 14:00


Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL

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WNO Associate Artists Dafydd Allen and Thomas Kinch swap the operatic stage for the concert hall, performing works by some of their favourite composers in an intimate recital with renowned pianist and accompanist Malcolm Martineau.

Longing for his homeland, join baritone Dafydd Allen on his musical journey back to Wales. Featuring Henri Duparc’s cornerstone Cinq mélodies Op 2 and Ivor Gurney’s nostalgic In Flanders, Dafydd completes his programme in his native tongue with Meirion Williams’s idealistic Gwynfyd and D Pughe Evans’s enlightening Tyrd Oleu Mwyn.

From loneliness to lost love, prepare for an emotional rollercoaster with tenor Thomas Kinch as he explores our need for affection and companionship. Experience loss, hope and joy with Roger Quilter’s Three Shakespeare Songs, the sweetness and sentimentality of Francesco Paolo Tosti’s Non t’amo piĂą and Frank Bridge’s showstopping Love went a-riding.

Dafydd Allen
Henri Duparc – Cinq mĂ©lodies Op 2: Chanson Triste (Song of Sadness); Lamento (Lament); Le Manoir De Rosemonde (The Manor of Rosamonde)
Hugo Wolf – Mörike-Lieder: FuĂźreise (A Journey on Foot); Gebet (Prayer); Abschied (Goodbye)
Eric Coates – I Heard You Singing
Ivor Gurney – In Flanders
Meirion Williams – Gwynfyd (Paradise)
D Pughe Evans – Tyrd Oleu Mwyn (Lead, Kindly Light)

Thomas Kinch
Roger Quilter – Three Shakespeare Songs (Come away, death; Blow, blow thou winter wind; O mistress mine)
Ottorino Respighi – Nebbie (Mists)
Francesco Paolo Tosti – Non t’amo piĂą (I do not love you)
Joseph Marx – Hat dich die Liebe berĂĽhrt (If love has touched you)
Richard Strauss – Op 27: Ruhe, meine Seele (Rest, my soul); Cäcilie (Cecily); Heimliche Aufforderung (Secret Invitation)
Frank Bridge – Love went a-riding

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