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Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
Joseph Middleton (piano)

Carolyn Sampson is well known the world over for her varied repertoire which ranges from the baroque to contemporary. She is a regular guest at the BBC Proms, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Gewandhaus in Leipzig and with orchestras including the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Vienna Symphony. This British soprano also enjoys a busy operatic career, appearing in Glyndebourne, at English National Opera and the opera houses in Montpellier, Strassburg and Paris thrillling audiences with roles including Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Dorinda (Orlando), Mozart's Pamina, Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress) and Mélisande. She is also much in demand as a Lieder singer, appearing in recital at leading concert venues including the Wigmore Hall in London and Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Aldeburgh Festival. Now you have a chance to hear her in recital in Frankfurt for the first time, singing a programme of music by Purcell, Britten, Gounod, Fauré, Poulenc, Hahn, Schubert, Schumann and Strauss accompanied by Joseph Middleton under the title Fleurs - the name of their first joint recording, which was nominated for a Gramophone Award. Carolyn Sampson's extensive discography includes two other prize winning recordings: A French Baroque Diva (2015 Gramophone Award) and Bach cantatas with the Freiburger Barockorchester (2008 Diapason d’Or). This has also been nominated as Artist of the Year 2007 (Gramophone Award).

Here is their programme.