Opera star to sing at Ripon International Festival

in Culture/Ripon

Sir John Tomlinson GotterdammerungSir John Tomlinson, the world-renowned operatic bass, will perform at Holy Trinity Church, on Friday 13 September – a rare opportunity to hear one of the world’s great voices in an intimate setting and one of the highlights of International Festival.

Famous as Wotan in Wagner’s Ring Cycle at Covent Garden and Bayreuth, and for roles in Vienna, New , Berlin, Paris and other great opera houses, Sir John will give a costumed and semi-staged performance of settings of Michelangelo’s poems, including sonnets on aspects of love by Britten, Wolf’s simple and heart-wrenching lied, and Shostakovich’s Suite on the timeless themes of love, death, and art.

Accompanied by David Owen Norris interpreting the challenging piano part, Sir John takes the role of Michelangelo and delivers a performance of intensity and beauty which after his visit to Ripon he will go on to sing at Frankfurt Opera.

Tickets are £18 from Ripon Box Office on 01765 603994, Theatre on 01423 502116, and on-line at www.riponinternationalfestival.com




Festival highlights also include a magnificent programme of Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Brahms by the Royal Northern Sinfonia at the , conducted by the inspiring Janusz Piotrowicz, and the celebrated cellist, Raphael Wallfisch, playing Bach Cello Suites.




For the full programme of events visit the website or pick up the brochure from your local tourist information centre.


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