25 Aug 2018
Australian lyric soprano Siobhan Stagg has been showered with praise worldwide: “spellbinding”, “intensely emotional”, “miraculous”. She brings her artistry to a selection of songs by Gabriel Fauré, a composer whose mélodies have been likened to rare and precious jewels. Debussy’s ravishing Clair de lune provides a further gem.
Mozart’s Symphony No 40 in G minor, his next-to-last symphony, has long held its place as one of the great works of the repertoire. Less well known is Mozart’s emotion-filled concert aria, “Misera, dove son…Ah! non son io”, a tour de force for a singer of Siobhan Stagg’s stature.