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Transcending Borders - Academy Voices concerts



Transcending Borders - Academy Voices concerts

13 June - 28 November

ICI London and the Royal Academy of Music present

Transcending Borders - Academy Voices concerts

A series of seven performances celebrating Europe through song.

The goal of the cycle is to show that since the beginning of the Modern Era the different cultures developed by European Nations have been constantly opened to a mutual and respectful dialogue, so that they have influenced and inspired one another, creating a rich, multifaceted and vibrant common European culture.

Free admission, please book your place. Bookings are now open for the first three concerts, in June and July.

Booking details for the other concerts will be added nearer the dates.


Monday 13 June, 7pm


In 2018, the Academy and the Italian Cultural Institute in London established a partnership to present Transcending Borders, a concert series celebrating Europe through song. To mark the series returning to Belgrave Square, Academy Voices serenade their hosts with an evening of Italian opera.



Monday 27 June, 7pm


A recital bringing to life Hugo Wolf’s Italian Songbook. These settings of Italian poetry, translated into German by Paul Heyse, are regarded as perfect gems of song repertoire.


Please download the texts and translations (Italian, German and English) for the performances HERE


Monday 4 July, 7pm


A song recital centred on the Italian characters in Goethe’s Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre, Mignon and the Harper, alongside other literary figures.


Please download the texts and translations (Italian, German and English) for the performances HERE


Monday 7 November, 7pm


The autumn series starts by serenading our hosts with a concert of opera in Italian


Monday 14 November, 7pm


From Petrarch to Shakespeare, sonnets have inspired some of the greatest composers of Lieder and song


Monday 21 November, 7pm


Celebrated composer of Italian song Sir Francesco Paolo Tosti joined the Royal Academy of Music as a professor in 1894. this recital features a selection of his compositions, alongside other Italian song and/or works by other Academy composers


Monday 28 November, 7pm


"...the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone" (Erica Jong). A recital of songs inspired by the city of water - Venice.

The Italian Cultural Institute will not admit anyone showing covid-19 symptoms such as a continuous cough, a cold and a temperature. You are strongly invited to wear face covering during events, maintain social distancing and use wall-unit sanitizers, as a matter of courtesy to the clinically vulnerable. We keep windows open whenever possible to ensure ventilation and thoroughly clean our rooms before and after each event. Thank you for your co-operation.

We reserve the right not to admit any late comers.


Data: Da Lun 13 Giu 2022 a Lun 28 Nov 2022

Orario: Dalle 19:00 alle 20:30

In collaborazione con : Royal Academy of Music

Ingresso : Libero