Rising star British baritone James Newby and pianist Niall Kinsella perform Schubert’s song cycle Die schöne Müllerin.
Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin explores themes of unrequited love, jealousy and heartbreak as a young man falls in love with a Miller’s daughter over the course of twenty songs.
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of its composition in 2023, Die schöne Müllerin is simple in design yet emotionally rich. Schubert draws his inspiration from folk-song and fashions the cycle into a stirring narrative that explores a wide variety of scenes and emotions. Often regarded as the first major song-cycle in the lieder repertoire, Die schöne Müllerin would become a blueprint for the composer’s later song-cycle, Winterreise.
“Newby’s is a wonderfully even baritone voice, velvet-smooth and secure throughout the range with an unshakable technique.” Opera Today
“The Irish pianist Niall Kinsella, who trained in Dublin and later in Vienna (with Barbara Moser), is a first-class calling card as a knowledgeable and profound song accompanist.” Merker, Austria
Supported by Lottery Project Funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Venue: Portico Arts & Heritage Centre, Steel Dickson Avenue, Portaferry BT22 1LE
Date: Sunday 26 March 2023
Time: 15:00 – 16:45
Cost: £20 + Booking Fee; Concessions available
More information and booking: www.porticoards.com/whats-on/james-newby-baritone-and-niall-kinsella-piano-die-schone-mullerin>