Sylvia Schwartz, soprano; Olivier Godin, piano
April 12, 2018 | 1.30 pm | Walter Hall | TORONTO DEBUT
Alban Berg Sieben frühe Lieder
Robert Schumann Frauenliebe und Leben
Jesús Guridi Seis canciones castellanas
Joaquín Turina Tres poemas
Xavier Montsalvatge Cinco canciones negras
Spanish lyric soprano Sylvia Schwartz is a celebrated recitalist, described by the Guardian as “a rising star” in her debut recording on the Hyperion label with Malcolm Martineau. In 2016-2017 her operatic engagements include performances at Teatro Real Madrid, her debut at the Bergen National Opera, and with the Budapest Festival Orchestra at the Edinburgh International Festival. With pianist Olivier Godin, in her first North American appearances, she will perform a gorgeous program of German and Spanish songs.
A native of Montreal, Olivier Godin is a collaborative pianist and vocal coach at McGill University, directs the opera studio at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, and has an extensive discography as an accompanist and ensemble pianist.