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If you've heard Florian Boesch singing Wozzeck or Saul (staged) you wouldn't guess that this powerful performer appears more often in the great concert halls of the world than on the operatic stage. Testified to by the fact that he is a professor for Lieder singing at the University for Music in his home town of Vienna. He is much in demand for recitals – especially Schubert, he has won prizes for recordings of all the cycles – and great oratorios, including Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Schöpfung and Mendelssohn's Elijah. He has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with Concentus musicus Wien (with their new leader Stefan Gottfried, after Nicolaus Harnoncourt's death). For Mahler orchestral songs he likes working with Theodor Currentzis. He has also performed with many other renowned conductors and orchestras. His usual recital accompanists are Roger Vignoles and Malcolm Martineau. It's his very personal, passionate and dramatic portrayal that makes this bass-baritone such a special Lieder singer. High time that he is now coming to thrill you in the wonderful recital series at Oper Frankfurt, for the first time,with this programme!