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Rosenblatt Recitals

Dear subscriber,

There are just three weeks remaining until the first, highly anticipated Rosenblatt Recital of the 14/15 season, featuring tenor of the moment Stephen Costello. Read on to find out all about our opening recitalist, information on how to save on booking for the first four recitals, and the opportunity to win tickets to our entire 14/15 season!

Stephen Costello


Stephen Costello Tenor

Danielle Orlando Pianist

» Tuesday 23 September, 7.30pm
» Wigmore Hall
» TICKETS £15, £20, £25, £30

‘A prodigiously gifted singer whose voice makes an immediate impact’
Associated Press

Tenor Stephen Costello is a man in demand. Since graduating from the prestigious Philadelphia Academy of Vocal Arts in 2007, his star has been on a rapid rise with ever-more-frequent appearances at the world’s leading opera houses, including the Royal Opera House, Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Vienna Staatsoper. Keen UK opera fans will no doubt have seen one of Costello’s appearances in the Royal Opera House’s La traviata earlier this summer, either live at Covent Garden or on one of the BP Big Screens around the country, and caught wind of the flurry of media activity surrounding the recent release of his favourably reviewed Love Duets album with Ailyn Pérez.

Stephen Costello in San Francisco Opera's La traviata
Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez in San Francisco Opera's La traviata © Kristen Loken

Costello’s relationship with the Rosenblatt Recitals goes back a long way: his first appearance in the series in 2006 was his first ever professional recital engagement, booked before Costello even had a passport! After making his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2007, Costello returned to the series the following year to give a joint recital with soprano and spouse Ailyn Pérez. Audio clips from both past recitals can be found in our archive: 2006 Petrarch Sonnets – Liszt, 2008 Salut! Demeure chaste et pure (Faust) - Gounod

Stephen’s 2014 recital programme includes songs and arias by Donizetti, Mozart, Tosti, Bellini, Beethoven, Youmans, Brodzky and Massenet, and an aria from Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick, an opera in which Stephen Costello created the role of Greenhorn in the 2010 world-premiere. In the following video Costello performs Tosti’s Non t’amo più, which also features in the programme for his upcoming recital.

Stephen Costello sings Non t'amo piu

Book now: Call the Wigmore Hall Box Office on 020 7935 2141 or book online at www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

It promises to be a wonderful start to another great season of Rosenblatt Recitals. We do hope you can join us.

3 weeks remaining on exclusive e-newsletter subscriber ticket offer!

As a Rosenblatt Recitals e-newsletter subscriber, there are still three weeks for you to save 25% on tickets to each of the first four recitals of the 2014/15 season, featuring Stephen Costello, Carmen Giannattasio, Jorge de Leon, Belen Elvira and Aida Garifullian, by booking them in one go. In order to redeem this offer, just quote ‘e-newsletter subscriber’ when booking, either in person at the Wigmore Hall Box Office or over the phone on 020 7935 2141.

Complete our audience survey to win tickets to the entire 14/15 Rosenblatt Recitals season!

We are also giving away FIVE pairs of tickets to the entire 14/15 season. The winners will be randomly selected from respondents to our short, 10 question audience survey, which takes just five minutes to complete. To be entered into the prize draw, be sure to submit your name and a contact email address in the final question when completing the survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N9L7LYL

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From Our Friends...

GriseldaGriselda - Opera Settecento

18 September, Cadogan Hall



Newly-formed company Opera Settecento, with an orchestra under the direction of harpsichordist Thomas Foster, brings you Vivaldi's 1735 opera, Griselda, which has not been performed in the UK since 1983. Cast includes Hilary Summers, Andrew Watts, Erica Eloff, Ronan Busfield, Kiandra Howarth, and Tom Verney.


"We hear arias whose texts refer to storms, birds, arrows, and sleep, each with appropriate musical illustrations familiar from Vivaldi's concertos.... In many Baroque operas, the recitatives slow the action down, but in Griselda, we hang on every word and every note. This opera does not have a single tedious phrase in it." Raymond Tuttle


For more information and to book, visit www.cadoganhall.com

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