Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents tenor Paul Appleby in Schumann’s Dichterliebe



The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents the famous American tenor Paul Appleby in Dichterliebe for voice and piano, op. 48 (1840) with pianist Ken Noda on Tuesday November 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at Alice Tully Hall. Part of a concert titled 1891: Brahms Clarinet Quintet, the program also includes the Fantasy in F minor for piano, four hands, D. 940, op. 103 (1828) and the Brahms Quintet in B minor for clarinet, two violins, viola and cello, op. 115 (1891) performed by pianist and artistic director Wu Han, violinists Aaron Boyd and Francisco Fullana, violinist and violist Yura Lee, cellist Keith Robinson and clarinetist David Shifrin.

Admired for his depth of performance, vocal strength and range of expressiveness, Paul Appleby is one of the most sought-after voices of his generation. Opera News claims, “[Paul’s] the tenor is limpid and concentrated, but with an unusual palette of colors in such an essentially lyrical instrument … His vocals are scrupulous and musical; the voice moves with fluidity and precision. “

In addition to his appearance with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Mr. Appleby’s 2019-20 season includes a return to the Metropolitan Opera as Vanya Kudrjas in Katya Kabanova; debuts at the Houston Grand Opera as Jonathan in Saul and at the Teatro Real Madrid as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte; and his Russian debut as Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress with the Stanislavsky Music Theater Moscow. Mr. Appleby’s concerts include Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the Cleveland Orchestra, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Indianapolis Symphony and works by Britten and Schubert with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Society.

Program information
1891: Quintet with clarinet by Brahms
Tuesday November 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center | 1941 Broadway | New York, New York State
Tickets: $ 40-92

Paul Appleby, tenor
Ken Noda, piano
Wu Han, piano
Aaron Boyd, violin
Francisco Fullana, violin
Yura Lee, violin / viola
Keith Robinson, cello
David Shifrin, clarinet

Schubert – Fantasy in F minor for piano, four hands, D. 940, op. 103 (1828)
Schumann – Dichterliebe for voice and piano, op. 48 (1840)
Brahms – Quintet in B minor for clarinet, two violins, viola and cello, op. 115 (1891)

Learn more about Paul Appleby
Paul Appleby recently appeared at Bernstein’s Songfest with conductor Marin Alsop and the Juilliard Orchestra at the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall and in a solo recital presented by Carnegie at Zankel Hall; at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with the BBC Scottish Symphony; with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Ravinia Festival and conducted by Riccardo Muti in Schubert’s Mass No. 6; with the Edinburgh International Festival in Handel’s Samson with the Dunedin Consort; at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in the title role of Candide; with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in concert Die Zauberflöte and Laut verkunde a rarely heard Mozart reel; with the Bamberger Symphoniker for Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius; with the orchestra and choirs of the Paris Opera under the direction of Philippe Jordan in Béatrice et Bénédict by Berlioz at the Palais Garnier; and in recital at Wigmore Hall with Malcolm Martineau. He has performed extensively in North America and Europe with his frequent musical partner Manfred Honeck, and has toured extensively in North America with pianists Natalia Katyukova and Ken Noda.

Mr. Appleby’s lyrical performances cover both world premieres and beloved classics and have included the title role of Pelléas et Mélisande at the Metropolitan Opera, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and at the Dutch National Opera conducted by Stéphane. Denève; the world premiere of Girls of the Golden West (Joe Cannon) by John Adams and Peter Sellars at the Dutch National Opera and the San Francisco Opera; The Rake’s Progress by Stravinsky (Tom Rakewell) at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the Frankfurt Opera, the Metropolitan Opera and the Dutch National Opera in a new production by Simon McBurney; the new productions of Handel’s Saul (Jonathan) directed by Barrie Kosky and directed by Ivor Bolton and of Béatrice et Bénédict (Bénédict) directed by Laurent Pelly and directed by Antonello Manacorda at the Glyndebourne Festival; Die Zauberflöte (Tamino) at the San Francisco Opera and Washington State Opera; and The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein (Fritz) by Offenbach at the Santa Fe Opera. A frequent guest artist of the Metropolitan Opera, Mr. Appleby played the role of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, that of Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and David in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg directed by James Levine, and as Brian in the North American Premiere of Two Boys by Nico Muhly directed by David Robertson.

Paul Appleby’s discography includes Nico Muhly’s opera Two Boys, published by Nonesuch, recorded live by the Metropolitan Opera; DVDs of Glyndebourne’s acclaimed presentation by Saul de Handel (2015) and Béatrice et Bénédict by Berlioz (2016) commercially released by Opus Arte; Dear Theo, the first album dedicated solely to the works of American composer Ben Moore released by Delos; and Songs and Structures, a 2018 portrait album of recent vocal and chamber works by composer Harold Meltzer released on Bridge Records; in addition to other recordings from Virgin Classics and EMI’s Juilliard Sessions.

Mr. Appleby is a founding member of the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC), where he will be presented this season at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts and the Kennedy Center. He is a graduate of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera. With an artist’s degree in opera studies from the Juilliard School, he also obtained a master’s degree from Juilliard and a bachelor’s degree in English literature and music from the University of Notre Dame. Paul Appleby lives in Queens, NY with his wife Jacqueline and two daughters. Learn more about

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) is one of eleven constituents of the world’s largest performing arts complex. Housed in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, CMS is known for the extraordinary quality of its performances and programming, and for being the world benchmark for chamber music. Through its many activities of representation, education, recording and dissemination, it brings the experience of great chamber music to more people than any other organization of its kind. Under the direction of co-artistic directors David Finckel and Wu Han, CMS presents a wide variety of concert series and educational events for listeners of all ages, appealing to both connoisseurs and newcomers. During the 2019-2020 season, more than 130 musicians will perform with CMS in more than 130 performances and events in New York City, touring the United States and abroad. As CMS celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019-2020, education and global access remain an integral part of its mission.

Photo credit: Jonathan Tichler



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