Paul Appleby, Tenor
Natalia Katyukova, Piano
Paul Appleby, Tenor
Natalia Katyukova, Piano
BRITTEN Winter Words
HANNAH LASH Songs of Imagined Love (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
HANDEL "Thus when the sun from's wat'ry bed" from Samson
GEORGE CRUMB The Sleeper
SCHUBERT Selections from Schwanengesang, D. 957
·· Kriegers Ahnung
·· In der Ferne
·· Die Taubenpost
TRADITIONAL "Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms" (arr. Roger Quilter)
BRIDGE "Love Went A-Riding"
Support for the 125 Commissions Project is provided by members of Carnegie Hall’s Composer Club.
This concert and the Pure Voice series are sponsored by the Jean & Jula Goldwurm Memorial Foundation in memory of Jula Goldwurm.
Admired for his interpretive depth, vocal strength, and range of expressivity, tenor Paul Appleby is one of the most sought-after voices of his generation. A versatile artist, he is equally in demand on the world’s leading concert, recital, and opera stages.
Mr. Appleby’s dedication to making great music in the most distinguished concert halls of the world yields performances of Bernstein’s Songfest at Carnegie Hall with Marin Alsop leading the Juilliard Orchestra, and at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with Thomas Dausgaard leading the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. His devotion to the art of song brings him to Zankel Hall in recital with Natalia Katyukova and to Wigmore Hall with Malcolm Martineau.
Operatic performances feature prominently in the second half of Mr. Appleby’s 2018–2019 season with the titular role in Pelléas et Mélisande both at the Metropolitan Opera with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Dutch National Opera; John Adams’s Girls of the Golden West at Dutch National Opera with Grant Gershon; Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera with Cornelius Meister; and Candide at Liceu Opera Barcelona (where he makes his debut) with John DeMain.
In the summer of 2018, Mr. Appleby made his debuts at the Ravinia Festival with Marin Alsop leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and at the Edinburgh International Festival in Handel’s Samson with the Dunedin Consort under the baton of John Butt.
Mr. Appleby made his Festival International d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence debut in the summer of 2017 in a new production of Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress directed by Simon McBurney. That same year, he also created the role of Joe Cannon in the world premiere of John Adams’s Girls of the Golden West at San Francisco Opera. Later in 2017–2018, Mr. Appleby returned to Dutch National Opera, where he revisited McBurney’s production of The Rake’s Progress in its Dutch premiere conducted by Ivor Bolton.
A robust concert calendar in recent seasons has brought Mr. Appleby together with Philippe Jordan and the orchestra and chorus of the Opéra national de Paris in Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict at the Palais Garnier; with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in concert performances of Die Zauberflöte and Mozart’s seldom heard Laut verkünde unsre Freude; with David Zinman and the Bamberger Symphoniker in Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius; and on numerous occasions in North America and Europe with his frequent musical partner, Manfred Honeck.
One of the highly regarded young collaborators of her generation, Russian pianist Natalia Katyukova is currently working as an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera and coach in the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.
A native of Klin (where Tchaikovsky once lived), Ms. Katyukova has been invited numerous times to play in the Tchaikovsky State House-Museum on the composer’s own piano. She has performed with instrumentalists and singers such as Sir Bryn Terfel, Anna Netrebko, Irina Arkhipova, and Ildar Abdrazakov at festivals and summer programs, including the Ravinia Festival, Glyndebourne, and Tanglewood Music Festival. She has appeared in recital throughout the US, Russia, Germany, Italy, Finland, Japan, and other countries. She has been featured as a solo pianist with renowned orchestras, including the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra with Vladimir Fedoseev, Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento with Ola Rudner, and Moscow State Symphony Orchestra with Dmitry Orlov.
In addition, Ms. Katyukova previously served on the faculties of Texas Wesleyan University, Russian Academy of Arts, Istituto Monteverdi, and Natchez Festival of Music. She has accompanied master classes led by artists such as Renée Fleming, Malcolm Martineau, Sir Thomas Allen, Roger Vignoles, José van Dam, Martin Katz, and Warren Jones.
Ms. Katyukova has been a recipient of many awards, including those from Zonta International and the Russian Arts Foundation. She has won awards at major competitions in the US, Spain, Italy, and Ukraine. Ms. Katyukova’s performances have been broadcast on Chicago’s WFMT, All-Russia Radio Broadcasting Company, Radio Bavaria International, and Germany’s Südwestrundfunk.
A graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory, The Juilliard School, and Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Ms. Katyukova’s teachers have included Margo Garrett, Jonathan Feldman, Brian Zeger, Ken Noda, and Lev Naumov.