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Sally Matthews and Simon Lepper

  • Royal Northern College of Music Oxford Road Manchester (map)

Sally Matthews was the winner of the 1999 Kathleen Ferrier Award. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, after which she became a member of the Royal Opera, Covent Garden Young Artists Programme. Opera engagements this season and beyond include Ellen Orford Peter Grimes for Opera Queensland; Jenufa for Bayerischer Staatsoper; Rusalka  for Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Marschallin Der Rosenkavalier and Governess Turn of the Screw for La Monnaie and a return to the Royal Opera, Covent Garden to sing Countess Le Nozze di Figaro.

Forthcoming concert highlights include Bruckner Mass in f minor and Beethoven Symphony no.9 with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Mariss Jansons and Bernard Haitink respectively, and a concert performance of Rusalka with the DSO Berlin and Robin Ticciati.

Grieg: 6 Songs Op. 48
Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder
Sibelius: Diamante på Marssnön Op. 36/3 
Pfitzner: Hast du von den fischerkindchen  Op. 7/1
Strauss: Wiegenlied Op. 41/1

“Better still were the virtuoso Mozart arias delivered with incandescent verve by the soprano Sally Matthews...”
— The Times


Earlier Event: January 14
Quatour Van Kuijk
Later Event: March 18
Leonore Piano Trio