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Vocal Arts DC presents: Christoph Prégardien, tenor & Julius Drake, piano, in Recital

Saturday, February 24, 2018 7:30 PM

Esteemed German tenor Christoph Prégardien and pianist Julius Drake present Poetisches Tagebuch, (A Poet's Diary), a program of songs by Franz Schubert, many rarely performed, set to poetry of the Romantic era by Ernst Schulze and other masters.

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Vocal Arts DC presents
Christoph Prégardien, tenor & Julius Drake, piano

One of the world's most revered lyric tenors, Christoph Prégardien is known for consummate technical control, superior musicality, and an innate ability to get to the emotional core of each song he interprets. Not heard in Washington since his last Vocal Arts DC recital in 1999, he received the coveted Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik (German Record Critics' Prize) in 2016 for his CD of the same program he will perform for our audience, Poetisches Tagebuch (A Poetic Diary), an all-Schubert program of songs set to German Romantic era poetry.

"His lyric tenor voice had a youthful glow, yet he sang with plaintive beauty and piercing insight." (The New York Times)

Performance Timing: Part One - 50 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Part Two - 40 min.