Tenor

Ian Bostridge

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Introduction

Ian Bostridge’s international recital career takes him to the foremost concert halls of Europe, Japan and North America, with regular appearances at the Salzburg, Edinburgh, Munich, Vienna, Schwarzenberg and Aldeburgh festivals. He has had residencies at the Wiener Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall New York, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie Luxembourg, London’s Barbican Centre and Wigmore Hall.

In opera, he has performed the roles Lysander (Britten A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for Opera Australia and at the Edinburgh Festival, Tamino (Mozart Die Zauberflöte) and Jupiter (Handel Semele) for English National Opera and Peter Quint (Britten The Turn of the Screw), Don Ottavio (Mozart Don Giovanni) and Caliban (Adès The Tempest) for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. For the Bayerische Staatsoper he has sung Nerone (Monteverdi L’Incoronazione di Poppea), Tom Rakewell (Stravinsky The Rake’s Progress) and Male Chorus (Britten The Rape of Lucretia), and for the Wiener Staatsoper he has sung Don Ottavio. He has sung Aschenbach (Britten Death in Venice) for English National Opera, La Monnaie, Brussels and in Luxembourg.

Highlights of the 2016/17 season include his operatic debut at Teatro alla Scala, Milan as Peter Quint, an American recital tour of Schubert’s Winterreisse with Thomas Adès, performances of Zender’s Winterreise in Taipei, Perth and for Musikkollegium Winterthur, and Britten’s Curlew River in Hamburg.

His many recordings have won all the major international record prizes and been nominated for fifteen Grammys. He was awarded a CBE in the 2004 New Year’s Honours. In 2016 he was awarded the The Pol Roger Duff Cooper Prize for non-fiction writing for his latest book, Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession.


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Performance Schedule

  • 20:00 26 Jun 2017 Theatre Royal des Galeries, BRUSSELS More info  

    BRAHMS
    Es träumte mir op 57 no 3
    Auf dem Kirchhofe op 105 no 4
    Herbstgefühl op 48 no 7
    Der Gang zum Liebchen op 48 no 1
    Geheimnis op 71 no 3
    Minnelied op 71 no 5
    Alte Liebe op 72 no 1
    Sommerfäden op 72 no 2
    O kühler Wald op 72 no 3
    Verzagen op 72 no 4
    Uber die Heide op 86 no 4
    Mein Herz ist schwer op 94 no 3
    Botschaft op 47 no 1

    Interval

    SCHUMANN
    Liederkreis op. 24

    SCHUMANN
    Dichterliebe op. 48

    IAN BOSTRIDGE: TENOR
    Julius Drake: piano

  • 20:30 04 Jul 2017 Kultursaal Eppan, EPPAN More info  

    BRAHMS
    Es träumte mir op 57 no 3
    Auf dem Kirchhofe op 105 no 4
    Herbstgefühl op 48 no 7
    Der Gang zum Liebchen op 48 no 1
    Geheimnis op 71 no 3
    Minnelied op 71 no 5
    Alte Liebe op 72 no 1
    Sommerfäden op 72 no 2
    O kühler Wald op 72 no 3
    Verzagen op 72 no 4
    Uber die Heide op 86 no 4
    Mein Herz ist schwer op 94 no 3
    Botschaft op 47 no 1

    Interval

    SCHUMANN
    Liederkreis op. 24

    SCHUMANN
    Dichterliebe op. 48

    IAN BOSTRIDGE: TENOR
    Saskia Giorgini: piano

  • 19:30 09 Jul 2017 Wigmore Hall, LONDON More info  

    SCHUBERT:

    SONGS 1815-1816
    Der Geistertanz D116
    Als ich sie erröten sah D153
    Die Mainacht D194
    Seufzer D198
    Die Fröhlichkeit D262
    Der Jüngling an der Quelle D300
    An mein Klavier D342
    Am Tage aller Seelen D343
    Pflügerlied D392
    Die Knabenzeit D400
    Winterlied D401
    Stimme der Liebe D412

    I N T E R V A L

    THE SPIRITUAL QUEST, 1819
    Franz Schubert
    Abendbilder D650
    Hymne I D659
    Hymne II D660
    Hymne III D661
    Hymne IV D662
    Nachthymne D687

    * * * * * *
    SONGS 1822-1823 (In the shadow of the Müllerin)
    Franz Schubert
    Schwestergruss D762
    Drang in die Ferne D770
    Der zürnende Barde D785
    Das Geheimnis D793
    Auf dem Wasser zu singen D774

    IAN BOSTRIDGE: TENOR
    GRAHAM JOHNSON: PIANO

  • 20:00 22 Jul 2017 Rellingen Kirche, RELLINGEN More info  

    DEBUSSY Fêtes Galantes 2:
    ‘Les ingénus’
    ‘Le faune’
    ‘Colloque sentimental’

    RAVEL Shéhérazade

    POULENC
    ‘C’
    ‘Fêtes Galantes’
    ‘Dans le jardin d’Anna’
    ‘Allons plus Vite’
    ‘Tel Jour, Telle Nuit’

    – INTERVAL-

    BERLIOZ ‘Les Nuits d’Eté’

    IAN BOSTRIDGE: TENOR
    Julius Drake: piano

  • 21:00 07 Sep 2017 Teatro della Cooperativa, MILAN More info  

    FRANZ SCHUBERT: Die schöne Müllerin op.25 D.795

    IAN BOSTRIDGE: TENOR
    Julius Drake: piano

  • 21:00 08 Sep 2017 Tempio Valdese, TURIN More info  

    FRANZ SCHUBERT: Die schöne Müllerin op.25 D.795

    IAN BOSTRIDGE: TENOR
    Julius Drake: piano

  • 19:30 12 Sep 2017 Schloss Esterhazy, EISENSTADT More info  

    HAYDN ‘Volksliedbearbeitungen’
    1) John O’ Badenyon JHW XXXII/3, No. 189; Hob. XXXIa:24bis
    2) Variations on My Love She’s But A Lassie Yet JHW XXXII/3, No. 264
    3) The Britons [Y Brython] JHW XXXII/4, No. 336; Hob. XXXIb:51
    4) Edinburgh Kate JHW XXXII/3, No. 192; Hob. XXXIa:69bis
    5) Rattling Roaring Willy JHW XXXII/3, No. 229; Hob. XXXIa:227
    6) Dafydd Y Garreg-Wen. David Of The White Rock JHW XXXII/4, No. 330; Hob. XXXIb:4
    7) Y Cymry Dedwydd. The Happy Cambrians JHW XXXII/4, No. 354; Hob. XXXIb:32
    8) Variations on Bannocks O’ Barleymeal JHW XXXII/3, No. 265

    BEETHOVEN Trio c-moll op. 1/3

    – INTERVAL-

    HAYDN “London Trio” d-moll Hob. XV:23

    BEETHOVEN ‘Volksliedbearbeitungen’
    1) Morning A Cruel Turmoiler Is (WoO 152)
    2) The Lovely Lass Of Inverness (Op. 108)
    3) O Who My Dear Dermot (WoO 154)
    4) The Parting Kiss (WoO 155), a-Moll
    5) O Mary, Ye’s Be Clad In Silk (Op. 158b)
    6) The Return Of Ulster (WoO 152)
    7) Come Draw We Round A Cheerful Ring (WoO 152)
    8) The Pulse Of An Irishman (WoO 154)

    Tenor: IAN BOSTRIDGE
    Oberon Trio

  • 19:30 14 Sep 2017 Schloss Esterhazy, EISENSTADT More info  

    SCHUBERT ‘Winterreise’

    Tenor: IAN BOSTRIDGE
    Piano: Julius Drake

  • 17:00 17 Sep 2017 VGF Betriebshof Gutleut, FRANKFURT More info  

    SCHUBERT ‘Winterreise’
    Without interval

    Tenor: IAN BOSTRIDGE
    Piano: Julius Drake

  • 20:00 20 Sep 2017 Konzerthaus Dortmund, DORTMUND More info  

    HAYDN Volksliedbearbeitungen
    1) John O’ Badenyon JHW XXXII/3, No. 189; Hob. XXXIa:24bis
    2) Variations on My Love She’s But A Lassie Yet JHW XXXII/3, No. 264
    3) The Britons [Y Brython] JHW XXXII/4, No. 336; Hob. XXXIb:51
    4) Edinburgh Kate JHW XXXII/3, No. 192; Hob. XXXIa:69bis
    5) Rattling Roaring Willy JHW XXXII/3, No. 229; Hob. XXXIa:227
    6) Dafydd Y Garreg-Wen. David Of The White Rock JHW XXXII/4, No. 330; Hob. XXXIb:4
    7) Y Cymry Dedwydd. The Happy Cambrians JHW XXXII/4, No. 354; Hob. XXXIb:32
    8) Variations on Bannocks O’ Barleymeal JHW XXXII/3, No. 265
    HAYDN ‘London Trio’ d-moll Hob. XV:23
    -INTERVAL-
    BRIDGE ‘Phantasie c-moll für Klaviertrio’
    BEETHOVEN Volksliedbearbeitungen
    1) Morning A Cruel Turmoiler Is (WoO 152)
    2) The Lovely Lass Of Inverness (Op. 108)
    3) O Who My Dear Dermot (WoO 154)
    4) The Parting Kiss (WoO 155), a-Moll
    5) O Mary, Ye’s Be Clad In Silk (Op. 158b)
    6) The Return Of Ulster (WoO 152)
    7) Come Draw We Round A Cheerful Ring (WoO 152)
    8) The Pulse Of An Irishman (WoO 154)

    Tenor: IAN BOSTRIDGE
    Violin: Henja Semmler
    Violoncello: Antoaneta Emanuilova
    Piano: Jonathan Aner

Performance Schedule

  • 20:00 26 Jun 2017
    Theatre Royal des Galeries, BRUSSELS

    BRAHMS
    Es träumte mir op 57 no 3
    Auf dem Kirchhofe op 105 no 4
    Herbstgefühl op 48 no 7
    Der Gang zum Liebchen op 48 no 1
    Geheimnis op 71 no 3
    Minnelied op 71 no 5
    Alte Liebe op 72 no 1
    Sommerfäden op 72 no 2
    O kühler Wald op 72 no 3
    Verzagen op 72 no 4
    Uber die Heide op 86 no 4
    Mein Herz ist schwer op 94 no 3
    Botschaft op 47 no 1

    Interval

    SCHUMANN
    Liederkreis op. 24

    SCHUMANN
    Dichterliebe op. 48

    IAN BOSTRIDGE: TENOR
    Julius Drake: piano

  • 20:30 04 Jul 2017
    Kultursaal Eppan, EPPAN

    BRAHMS
    Es träumte mir op 57 no 3
    Auf dem Kirchhofe op 105 no 4
    Herbstgefühl op 48 no 7
    Der Gang zum Liebchen op 48 no 1
    Geheimnis op 71 no 3
    Minnelied op 71 no 5
    Alte Liebe op 72 no 1
    Sommerfäden op 72 no 2
    O kühler Wald op 72 no 3
    Verzagen op 72 no 4
    Uber die Heide op 86 no 4
    Mein Herz ist schwer op 94 no 3
    Botschaft op 47 no 1

    Interval

    SCHUMANN
    Liederkreis op. 24

    SCHUMANN
    Dichterliebe op. 48

    IAN BOSTRIDGE: TENOR
    Saskia Giorgini: piano

  • 19:30 09 Jul 2017
    Wigmore Hall, LONDON

    SCHUBERT:

    SONGS 1815-1816
    Der Geistertanz D116
    Als ich sie erröten sah D153
    Die Mainacht D194
    Seufzer D198
    Die Fröhlichkeit D262
    Der Jüngling an der Quelle D300
    An mein Klavier D342
    Am Tage aller Seelen D343
    Pflügerlied D392
    Die Knabenzeit D400
    Winterlied D401
    Stimme der Liebe D412

    I N T E R V A L

    THE SPIRITUAL QUEST, 1819
    Franz Schubert
    Abendbilder D650
    Hymne I D659
    Hymne II D660
    Hymne III D661
    Hymne IV D662
    Nachthymne D687

    * * * * * *
    SONGS 1822-1823 (In the shadow of the Müllerin)
    Franz Schubert
    Schwestergruss D762
    Drang in die Ferne D770
    Der zürnende Barde D785
    Das Geheimnis D793
    Auf dem Wasser zu singen D774

    IAN BOSTRIDGE: TENOR
    GRAHAM JOHNSON: PIANO

  • 20:00 22 Jul 2017
    Rellingen Kirche, RELLINGEN

    DEBUSSY Fêtes Galantes 2:
    ‘Les ingénus’
    ‘Le faune’
    ‘Colloque sentimental’

    RAVEL Shéhérazade

    POULENC
    ‘C’
    ‘Fêtes Galantes’
    ‘Dans le jardin d’Anna’
    ‘Allons plus Vite’
    ‘Tel Jour, Telle Nuit’

    – INTERVAL-

    BERLIOZ ‘Les Nuits d’Eté’

    IAN BOSTRIDGE: TENOR
    Julius Drake: piano

  • 21:00 07 Sep 2017
    Teatro della Cooperativa, MILAN

    FRANZ SCHUBERT: Die schöne Müllerin op.25 D.795

    IAN BOSTRIDGE: TENOR
    Julius Drake: piano

  • 21:00 08 Sep 2017
    Tempio Valdese, TURIN

    FRANZ SCHUBERT: Die schöne Müllerin op.25 D.795

    IAN BOSTRIDGE: TENOR
    Julius Drake: piano

  • 19:30 12 Sep 2017
    Schloss Esterhazy, EISENSTADT

    HAYDN ‘Volksliedbearbeitungen’
    1) John O’ Badenyon JHW XXXII/3, No. 189; Hob. XXXIa:24bis
    2) Variations on My Love She’s But A Lassie Yet JHW XXXII/3, No. 264
    3) The Britons [Y Brython] JHW XXXII/4, No. 336; Hob. XXXIb:51
    4) Edinburgh Kate JHW XXXII/3, No. 192; Hob. XXXIa:69bis
    5) Rattling Roaring Willy JHW XXXII/3, No. 229; Hob. XXXIa:227
    6) Dafydd Y Garreg-Wen. David Of The White Rock JHW XXXII/4, No. 330; Hob. XXXIb:4
    7) Y Cymry Dedwydd. The Happy Cambrians JHW XXXII/4, No. 354; Hob. XXXIb:32
    8) Variations on Bannocks O’ Barleymeal JHW XXXII/3, No. 265

    BEETHOVEN Trio c-moll op. 1/3

    – INTERVAL-

    HAYDN “London Trio” d-moll Hob. XV:23

    BEETHOVEN ‘Volksliedbearbeitungen’
    1) Morning A Cruel Turmoiler Is (WoO 152)
    2) The Lovely Lass Of Inverness (Op. 108)
    3) O Who My Dear Dermot (WoO 154)
    4) The Parting Kiss (WoO 155), a-Moll
    5) O Mary, Ye’s Be Clad In Silk (Op. 158b)
    6) The Return Of Ulster (WoO 152)
    7) Come Draw We Round A Cheerful Ring (WoO 152)
    8) The Pulse Of An Irishman (WoO 154)

    Tenor: IAN BOSTRIDGE
    Oberon Trio

  • 19:30 14 Sep 2017
    Schloss Esterhazy, EISENSTADT

    SCHUBERT ‘Winterreise’

    Tenor: IAN BOSTRIDGE
    Piano: Julius Drake

  • 17:00 17 Sep 2017
    VGF Betriebshof Gutleut, FRANKFURT

    SCHUBERT ‘Winterreise’
    Without interval

    Tenor: IAN BOSTRIDGE
    Piano: Julius Drake

  • 20:00 20 Sep 2017
    Konzerthaus Dortmund, DORTMUND

    HAYDN Volksliedbearbeitungen
    1) John O’ Badenyon JHW XXXII/3, No. 189; Hob. XXXIa:24bis
    2) Variations on My Love She’s But A Lassie Yet JHW XXXII/3, No. 264
    3) The Britons [Y Brython] JHW XXXII/4, No. 336; Hob. XXXIb:51
    4) Edinburgh Kate JHW XXXII/3, No. 192; Hob. XXXIa:69bis
    5) Rattling Roaring Willy JHW XXXII/3, No. 229; Hob. XXXIa:227
    6) Dafydd Y Garreg-Wen. David Of The White Rock JHW XXXII/4, No. 330; Hob. XXXIb:4
    7) Y Cymry Dedwydd. The Happy Cambrians JHW XXXII/4, No. 354; Hob. XXXIb:32
    8) Variations on Bannocks O’ Barleymeal JHW XXXII/3, No. 265
    HAYDN ‘London Trio’ d-moll Hob. XV:23
    -INTERVAL-
    BRIDGE ‘Phantasie c-moll für Klaviertrio’
    BEETHOVEN Volksliedbearbeitungen
    1) Morning A Cruel Turmoiler Is (WoO 152)
    2) The Lovely Lass Of Inverness (Op. 108)
    3) O Who My Dear Dermot (WoO 154)
    4) The Parting Kiss (WoO 155), a-Moll
    5) O Mary, Ye’s Be Clad In Silk (Op. 158b)
    6) The Return Of Ulster (WoO 152)
    7) Come Draw We Round A Cheerful Ring (WoO 152)
    8) The Pulse Of An Irishman (WoO 154)

    Tenor: IAN BOSTRIDGE
    Violin: Henja Semmler
    Violoncello: Antoaneta Emanuilova
    Piano: Jonathan Aner

From The Green Room

Discography

Repertoire

OPERA REPERTOIRE

ADÈS
The Tempest Caliban

BRITTEN
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Lysander / Flute
Billy Budd Captain Vere
Curlew River Madwoman
Death in Venice Aschenbach
The Rape of Lucretia Male Chorus
The Turn of the Screw Prologue / Quint

HANDEL
Semele Jupiter
Acis and Galatea Acis

MONTEVERDI
L’incoronazione di Poppea Nerone
L’Orfeo title role
Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria Ulisse

MOZART
Die Entführung aus dem Serail Belmonte
Die Zauberflöte Tamino
Don Giovanni Don Ottavio
Idomeneo title role

SMETANA
The Bartered Bride Vasek

STRAVINSKY
The Rake’s Progress Tom Rakewell
Oedipus Rex title role

 

Please contact Mary Donald for information of Ian Bostridge’s song and concert repertoire

Ian Bostridge / Faber & Faber

BOOK PUBLICATIONS – FABER & FABER

Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession
by Ian Bostridge (Faber & Faber / 1 January 2015)
Winner of The Pol Roger Duff Cooper Prize for non-fiction writing 2016

“Schubert’s Winterreise is one of the most powerful and one of the most enigmatic masterpieces in Western culture. In his new book, Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession, Ian Bostridge – one of the work’s finest interpreters – focusses on the context, resonance and personal significance of the work. Drawing on his vast experience of performing Winterreise, on his musical knowledge and on his training as a scholar, Ian Bostridge unpicks the enigmas and subtle meaning of each of the 24 songs to explore the world Schubert inhabited, bringing the work and its world alive for connoisseurs and new listeners alike.”

Radio Open Source podcast interview: A Winter Journey with Ian Bostridge

“Some Winter Wonders”
Review by Alfred Brendel in the New York Review of Books
4 June 2015 (subscription required)

“A magnificent study of one of the most influential and simultaneously mysterious musical works of the Romantic period. And there’s no one better to crack it open than Bostridge, who knows its wormholes better than anyone.”
Jessica Ferri, The Daily Beast, 11 March 2015

“A new book promises to deepen the understanding of the legions of “Winterreise” devotees, while offering encouragement to interested music lovers who have had difficulty following the lieder. The tenor Ian Bostridge, a leading interpreter of “Winterreise,” has written a cross between an idiosyncratic guide to the song cycle and a freewheeling meditation on it, “Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession,” which he says at the outset aims “to explain, to justify, to contextualize and embroider.” … Mr. Bostridge, something of a polymath, draws on his deep reading and his long experience singing the cycle to explore Schubert’s world, the roots of the songs and how they have been received since they were written.”
Michael Cooper, New York Times, 18 February 2015

“His beautifully produced book offers many new insights that will inform the enjoyment of both old admirers and newcomers to the music. …  Mr Bostridge is a good storyteller and keeps the reader in constant suspense.”
The Economist, 17 January 2015

“Bostridge’s highly enjoyable book provides a rewarding, intelligently written companion to the piece for those who know it well, as well as for those who are approaching it for the first time.”
Nick Rennison, The Sunday Times, 4 January 2015

“Winterreise, Bostridge argues, is “a message in a bottle set afloat in the cultural ocean of 1828” and, with the confidence of a master oarsman, Bostridge sails these waters with awesome virtuosity.”
Neil Fisher, The Times, 3 January 2015

“In the book, he inhabits not only the work, but the man. And — his most important achievement in writing it — it sends you scurrying back to the music.”
Dan Cairns, The Sunday Times, 28 December 2014

“Illuminating and comprehensive . . . rich, highly readable.”
Kirkus Reviews / November 2014 issue

“an impressive success: a long-gestated, intensely enjoyable study of Schubert’s Winterreise”
Literary Review, Rupert Christiansen, December 2014

A Singer’s Notebook
by Ian Bostridge (published Faber & Faber, October 2011)
voted a “Book of the Year” in both the Independent and the Financial Times.

“revelatory … this sparkling collection”  
Adam Lively, Sunday Times, 2 October 2011

“these are the thoughts of a profoundly engaged artist … provocative, astringent, capable of arresting insights”
Michael Church, The Independent, 30 September 2011

“impressively omnivorish”
The Sunday Telegraph

“weaving together … an enormously wide culture with acutely observed physical sensations” The Daily Telegraph

“a consistently lively, learned, urbane and passionate book, once opened not likely to be closed until you have read it all”
Michael Tanner, BBC Music Magazine, October 2011

“enjoyable and illuminating” 
Rupert Christiansen, Sight & Sound, October 2011

“informative and thoughtful”
Robin Holloway, The Guardian, 7 October 2011

My Summer Reading: Tenor Ian Bostridge
Hilary Whitney interviews Ian Bostridge ahead of the publication of A Singer’s Notebook, a collection of reviews and essays by Bostridge (September 2011, Faber and Faber)
The Arts Desk / 23 August 2011