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Rory Green



George Needham



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Franz Schubert

Im Frühling, D 882 (Ernst Schulze)  - 1R

Der entsühnte Orest D 699 (Johann Mayrhofer)

Ludwig v. Beethoven

Vier Arietten und ein Duett, Op.82

3. Arietta buffa "L’amante impaziente" (Pietro Metastasio)

4. Arietta assai seriosa "L’amante impaziente" (Pietro Metastasio)

Franz Liszt

Tre Sonetti di Petrarca, S 270 

3. Vidi in Terra angelici costumi  - 1R

Robert Schumann

Myrthen, Op.25

1. Widmung (Friedrich Rückert)

17. Leis’ Rudern hier, mein Gondolier! (Moore/Freiligrath)

18. Wenn durch die Piazzetta (Moore/Freiligrath)

Henri Duparc


5. Phidylé (Leconte de Lisle)  - 1R

Emile Paladilhe

Psyché (Pierre Corneille)

Edvard Grieg

Ein Schwan op.25 Nr.2 (Henrik Ibsen)

Roger Quilter

Three Shakespeare Songs, Op.6 (William Shakespeare)

2. Blow, blow thou winter wind!  - 1R

Ivor Gurney

Five Elizabethan Songs

3. Under the greenwood tree (William Shakespeare)

4. Sleep (John Fletcher)

Gerald Finzi

Let Us Garlands Bring, Op.18 (William Shakespeare)

5. It Was a Lover and His Lass


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Rory Green


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Rory Green is a british-Irish baritone based in Berlin, Germany. Rory is  an alumnus of the University of Oxford and the Hochschule für Musik  'Hanns Eisler' where his teachers were Thomas Quasthoff and Christine  Schäfer. In the past year, he has sung in the world premieres of three  operas: Peter Eötvös' Sleepless at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden,  German Alonso's Lovelease at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Daniel Behle's  Hopfen und Malz at the Brandenburger Theater. He also jumped into a  production of Luigi Nono's Io, Frammento Da Prometeo at the  Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater. Rory Is a passionate Lied-Singer and  has focused on the Lied genre throughout his development.

George Needham


George Needham has been studying in the master's program in Prof.  Matthias Kirschnereit's class at the Rostock University of Music and  Theater since October 2020. He is supported by the Ad Infinitum  Foundation. From the age of 16 until completing his studies at Oxford  University, he studied with Sam Armstrong in London. He also studied at  the Franz Schubert Institute in Baden (near Vienna). Collaborating with  singers led to him being named Leeds Lieder Festival Young Artist 2019  and Britten-Pears Young Artist 2020. He won the Best Accompanist award  at the 2018 AESS Courtney Kenny Song Competition.

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