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Andreas Schager (tenor)
Matthias Fletzberger (piano)

»What a Heldentenor!« wrote a critic after Andreas Schager sang Menelas (role debut) in concert performances of Strauss' The Egyptian Helen at Oper Frankfurt in May 2015. This exceptional, uncompromising singer's unique combination of sheer volume and wonderful timbre unleashed thunderous applause from the audience, which happened again when he sang at Frankfurt's 2015 Opera Gala concert. Born in Austria, and voted »Artist of the Month« by Canadian Radio for his Tamino in Die Zauberflöte in Toronto, he sings Mozart, Wagner and Strauss roles at leading opera houses around the world, including those in Cologne, Leipzig, Hamburg, Berlin, Rome, Milan, Madrid, Antwerp/Ghent, Toronto, St. Petersburg and the BBC Proms in London. He is the new Parsifal in Bayreuth from the summer of 2016. Recent concert work has included Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde with the NDR Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Beethoven 9 with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin and Schönberg's Gurrelieder in Warsaw and Paris. His first recital in Frankfurt is something to really look forward to.

Schumann Four Lieder from Myrthen op.25:
Widmung / Der Nussbaum / Leis’ rudern hier /Wenn durch die Piazetta
Wagner Five Wesendonck Lieder:
Der Engel / Stehe still / Im Treibhaus / Schmerzen / Träume
Beethoven An die ferne Geliebte op. 98
Auf dem Hügel sitz ich spähend / Wo die Berge so blau
Leichte Segler in den Höhen / Diese Wolken in den Höhen
Es kehret der Maien, es blühet die Au
Nimm sie hin denn, diese Lieder
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Liszt Tre Sonetti di Petrarca S 270/1
Benedetto sia ’l giorno / Pace non trovo / I’ vidi in terra angelici costumi
Richard Strauss
Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten op.19/4
Ich trage meine Minne op. 32/1 / Ständchen op. 17/2 / Morgen op. 27/4
Winterliebe op. 48/5

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