For many years, the Heidelberg Lied Academy has been a very special location for all those eager to engage with the art song from a wider perspective. Under Thomas Hampson’s leadership, outstanding teachers, singers, pianists, theatre directors and Lied experts come and go, open classes vouchsafe fascinating glimpses of the Lied cosmos and reveal the quality of the young singers from all over the world fortunate enough to take part. This year, there’s a whole day devoted to Franz Schubert with an illustrious array of performers, and a continued exploration of the interplay between Lied and stage direction. And of course there will be ample opportunity to eavesdrop on Thomas Hampson’s work with individual singers.
The open classes from April 6 to 9, 2018 will be livestreamed here.