Nikola Hillebrand soprano, Joseph Middleton piano

Leeds Lieder Closing Festival Recital

Sunday 1 May 2022

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It is a real thrill to welcome Nikola Hillebrand to Leeds to give her UK recital debut.

The German soprano is praised for her shining, luminous voice with elegant, noble timbre, her musical intellect, her mesmerizing interpretations and her touching presentation. Award winner at numerous international competitions and already in much demand as a recitalist she has sung at many of the leading opera houses and concert halls including Bavarian State Opera, Glyndebourne Festival and the Vienna Musikverein.

As a review in the Mannheimer Morgen recently mentioned: “The bottom line is that the young soprano is simply overwhelming.” Her programme today juxtaposes justly favourite songs by Schubert, Brahms and Strauss with a scattering of lesser-known fare. Three giants of the song writing canon, sung by a leading soprano of her generation, in partnership with Leeds Lieder Director Joseph Middleton: there could be no more fitting end to the 2022 Festival.

This event will also be streamed live. Watch live on YouTube 

Leeds Lieder Festival 2022 event.

This event originally featured Louise Alder who will no longer be joining this year’s Leeds Lieder Festival due to unforeseen circumstances. We’re delighted to welcome soprano Nikola Hillebrand who will be joining Joseph Middleton on Sunday 1st May, 8pm at Howard Assembly Room. The programme for the performances has been updated.




Start time

1 hour 30 minutes

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Franz Schubert – Romanze aus Rosamunde An die Laute Du liebst mich nicht Heimliches Lieben Die BlumenspracheErster Verlust Gretchen am SpinnradeDie Männer sind mechant Johannes Brahms – Treue Liebe Da unten im Tale Es träumte mir Von ewiger Liebe Salome Wiegenlied



Richard Strauss – KornblumenMohnblumen EfeuWasserrose Ständchen Ich schwebe Allerseelen Schlagende Herzen Meinem Kinde Das Rosenband Schlechtes Wetter Morgen!

Nikola Hillebrand soprano, Joseph Middleton piano

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