January 30th 2016 Concert £9 (£11)
Raphaela Papadakis ~ soprano
With support from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Award-winning British soprano Raphaela Papadakis recently made her professional operatic début at Garsington Opera as Bathilde in Offenbach's Vert-vert, and understudied the Nymph in Michael Boyd's new production of Orfeo for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. She is about to graduate from the prestigious Artist Diploma course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where her studies are supported by an Independent Opera Voice Fellowship, a Leverhulme Arts Scholarship, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and JM Finn & Co. Before beginning her studies at the Guildhall School, Raphaela graduated from Clare College, Cambridge University with a first class degree in English Literature. A committed recitalist, and a Samling and IMA Artist, Raphaela made her song recital début at Carnegie Hall in New York last year following an Artist Residency at the Banff Centre, Canada, and has been selected to take part in this summer's Stean's Music Institute at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago. She is the winner of the National Mozart Competition, the Clonter Opera and Audience Prizes, and the Maureen Lehane Vocal Award, and has reached the semi-finals of the Kathleen Ferrier Awards, the Royal Overseas League Competition and the Das Lied competition. Future plans include singing the role of Anna in the British première of Simon Vosecek's Biedermann and the Arsonists for Independent Opera at Sadler's Wells, and staged performances of Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuchin Germany and England. She currently studies with Janice Chapman.


Britten: Selections from Folksong Arrangements Sweet Polly Oliver; There's none to soothe; Come you not from Newcastle

Wolf: Selections from Italienisches Liederbuch Auch kleine Dinge; Wie lange schon; Mein Liebster ist so klein; Wir haben beide lange; Mein Liebster hat zu Tische

Schumann: Frauenliebe und -Leben Seit ich ihn gesehen; Er, der Herrlichste von allen; Ich kann's nicht fassen, nicht glauben; Du Ring an meinem Finger; Helft mir, ihr Schwestern; Süsser Freund, du blickest mich verwundert an; An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust; Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan

Poulenc:Fiançailles pour rire La Dame d'André; Dans l'herbe; Il vole; Mon cadavre est doux comme un gant; Violon; Fleurs

Kate Whitley: There is..., poem by Sabrina Mahfouz

Granados: Selections from Canciones amatorias Mañanica era; Nolloréisojuelos; Gracia mía