Alexandra Lowe & Emma Abbate

The wonderful Neapolitan pianist Emma Abbate joins forces with the “stunningly assured and superbly expressive” (The Times) soprano Alexandra Lowe.

Alexandra Lowe, a Spanish-born British soprano and recent graduate of the esteemed Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden has left an indelible mark on critics and audiences alike through her performances there ranging from an exquisite Dafne (Apollo e Dafne) to a tour-de-force Pierrot Lunaire, the latter considered stunningly assured and superbly expressive” by The Times.

Lowe’s wider experience at Covent Garden includes Second Niece in Deborah Warner’s new production of Peter Grimes under Sir Mark Elder, Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro under Sir Antonio Pappano and First Lady in David McVicar’s celebrated production of Die Zauberflöte. Elsewhere she has appeared as Donna Elvira in John Ramster’s new production of Don Giovanni under Risto Joost for Norway’sKilden Opera, as Fifth Maid in Elektra marking her debut with Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Sir Antonio Pappano and both Mozart’s Requiem and Bologne’s L’amante anonyme at Glyndebourne Opera under Stephanie Childress.

And what a voice – full and voluminous at the top, burnished towards the bottom, and all aligned to a rock solid technique. Based on this tour de force performance, she’s already a star” Music OMH, 2022

Described as 'an amazingly talented pianist' by Musica, Emma Abbate performs with many of the leading singers and instrumentalists of her generation.

Emma has made a series of acclaimed recordings devoted to Italian vocal chamber music, the latest of which is the world-première Franco Alfano: Songs with the leading Italian dramatic soprano Anna Pirozzi. Previously, Emma has recorded Sera d'inverno: Songs by Ildebrando Pizzetti with mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Shakespeare Sonnets with bass-baritone Ashley Riches, all on Resonus Classics.

Based in London, Emma is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, a staff coach at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and is regularly invited to teach at the Verbier Festival Academy.


Richard Strauss(1864-1949): 
Mädchenblumen, Op.22
Pauline Viardot(1821-1910) 
Les filles de Cadix 
Maurice Ravel(1875-1937): 5 Mélodies populaires grecques 
Kato ston Agio Sidero 
Pios asikis San k’emena
O n’andzelos ise 
Georges Bizet(1838-1875)
Adieux de l'hôtesse arabe
Claude Debussy(1862-1918): Trois Chansons de Bilitis
La flûte de Pan
La chevelure
Tombeau des Naïades
Maude Valérie White(1855-1937)
Absent yet present
Ophelia's song
So we'll go no more a roving
The Spring has come
Madeleine Dring(1923-1977)
It was a lover and his lass
Business Girls
Song of a Nightclub Proprietress
Encore: We’ll gather lilacs(Ivor Novello) 



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