Chamber music 1

Edith Mathis | Rafael Fingerlos | Sascha El Mouissi

Schumann | Heine

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Summer Festival

17.08.-16.09. 2018




    Chamber music 1

    Edith Mathis | Rafael Fingerlos | Sascha El Mouissi

    Edith Mathis  recitation
    Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
    Dichterliebe, Op. 48
    and other selected Lieder
    Heinrich Heine
    Poems from the Lyrisches Intermezzo

    Edith Mathis is one of Lucerne’s most famous “daughters.” In the middle of the 1960s, she rose to become an internationally acclaimed Mozart soprano. Mathis worked with all the great figures of her time, from Karl Böhm to Herbert von Karajan, and she inspired audiences in New York, London, Munich, Vienna, Paris, Glyndebourne, and Salzburg. But even those who never experienced her live and know only her recordings enjoy the charm of this lyrical, warm voice, laced with silver at the top of its range. Edith Mathis possessed the lofty art of sounding natural, and since she also knew how to sing in a way that made the texts clearly intelligible, she was predestined for the art of lieder singing, which she taught from 1992 to 2006 at the University of Music in Vienna. Edith Mathis celebrated her 80th birthday on 11 February – and LUCERNE FESTIVAL now pays homage with a chamber concert. Rafael Fingerlos, a baritone who was born in 1986 in Austria, will sing Schumann’s Dichterliebe, based on the poetry of Heinrich Heine, and Edith Mathis will recite the poet’s verses between each song. 

    Edith Mathis

    Rafael Fingerlos

    Sascha El Mouissi