Newsletter No 1: Introduction to Art Sung – Clara Schumann – Our flyer

by Elizabeth Mucha

After the resounding success of Art Sung – Alma Mahler at the London Song Festival in 2018, we were invited to return in 2019 with a new production. On Thursday, 28th November 2019, at 7pm, we will proudly premiere Art Sung – Clara Schumann, a celebration of an extraordinary woman, composer and pianist in her bicentenary year. Hailed as the “Queen of the piano”, the

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Elizabeth MuchaNewsletter No 1: Introduction to Art Sung – Clara Schumann – Our flyer

Newsletter No 2: Actress Gay Soper – Trip to Russia – Painter Christina Robertson

by Elizabeth Mucha

We are thrilled to welcome actress Gay Soper as the narrator in our new production, Art Sung- Clara Schumann.  In an extraordinary career spanning over 50 years, she has appeared in theatre, operetta, pantomime and on TV. You will have seen her most recently as Mrs Alexander in the 7 Olivier Award-winning production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog

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Elizabeth MuchaNewsletter No 2: Actress Gay Soper – Trip to Russia – Painter Christina Robertson

Newsletter No 3: Soprano Lorena Paz Nieto – Clara’s songs – Clara’s close friend, Pauline Viardot

by Elizabeth Mucha

We are delighted to welcome back Spanish soprano Lorena Paz Nieto who sang the role of the young Alma in Art Sung – Alma Mahler at the London Song Festival last year. She is fast garnering awards with her beautiful and characterful singing including the Oxford Lieder Young Artist award, the Ludmilla Andrews Russian Song Prize and winner of the ‘Vocalist of

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Elizabeth MuchaNewsletter No 3: Soprano Lorena Paz Nieto – Clara’s songs – Clara’s close friend, Pauline Viardot

Newsletter No 4: Clara’s Flowers – Book of remembrances – Floriography – The visual team

by Elizabeth Mucha

On October 24th 1878, Clara Schumann stepped onto the stage at the Leipzig Gewandhaus to play a concert to celebrate her debut in that very building 50 years ago at the tender age of 9! She recalled in her diary, “ the entire audience stood up and a rain of flowers began under which I was really buried! It was a long

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Elizabeth MuchaNewsletter No 4: Clara’s Flowers – Book of remembrances – Floriography – The visual team

Newsletter No 5: Baritone Malachy Frame – Composer Johannes Brahms – Variations on a theme of Schumann

by Elizabeth Mucha

We are delighted to welcome Belfast-born baritone Malachy Frame. He has come on board with an abundance of energy and enthusiasm and, of course, a gorgeous voice! He was Northern Ireland Opera’s ‘Voice of 2016,’ and that same year was a finalist in the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards at the Wigmore Hall. In 2018, he was a Garsington Opera Alvarez Young Artist

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Elizabeth MuchaNewsletter No 5: Baritone Malachy Frame – Composer Johannes Brahms – Variations on a theme of Schumann

Newsletter No 6: London Song Festival 2019 – Torte á la Wieck – Artist Hannah Crooks

by Elizabeth Mucha

The premiere of Art Sung – Clara Schumann in November at the London Song Festival was enjoyed by a record audience and we were very flattered to receive the following warm words from Barry Millington, the critic of the Evening Standard: The Songs and Life of Clara Schumann, devised by Elizabeth Mucha with a skilful audio-visual presentation by Art Sung,

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Elizabeth MuchaNewsletter No 6: London Song Festival 2019 – Torte á la Wieck – Artist Hannah Crooks
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Artist Hannah Crooks

by Elizabeth Mucha

Our warmest congratulations to young artist, Hannah Crooks, whose award-winning photographs have been awarded the Adam Bruce Thomson Award by the Royal Scottish Academy and are being exhibited as part of their ‘New Contemporaries Exhibition’ in Edinburgh until 11th March 2020. For the visual material in Art Sung – Alma Mahler, Hannah created beautiful hand drawn dates which took their

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Elizabeth MuchaArtist Hannah Crooks