Dutch-Iranian soprano Lilian Farahani will celebrate the release of her debut album, Woman – the making of… (Zefir Records) on 30 June.
On Woman – the making of…, Farahani and pianist Maurice Lammerts van Bueren share their love of the music by American composer Jake Heggie (1961) with their passion for photography. The CD is accompanies by a photo booklet in which they interpret Heggie’s compositions “Eve-Song” and “At the Statue of Venus”. The album, available in stores and online now has been described as, ““a unique fusion of art forms, made by contemporary creators and performers, on the timeless theme of ‘the woman’ from a modern perspective,” by the Dutch press.
Lilian Farahani studied at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and at the Conservatory in Amsterdam, and graduated with honours from the Dutch National Opera Academy in 2015.
She made her debut in France in 2017 at the Opéra National de Lorraine in Nancy under Sacha Goetzel in the role of Carolina in Il Matrimonio segreto, a role that she performed during the previous season at the Dutch National Opera in a co-production with Opera Zuid and De Nederlandse Reisopera.
The 2018/2019 season saw Lilian sing Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) once more at the Dutch National Opera and appear in Hänsel und Gretel at the Aalto-Theater Essen. She will sing Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) at the Opera Zuid in the 2019/2020 season, as well as Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Opéra National de Lorraine.
Lilian will return to the Dutch National Opera in June 2020 to sing the First Nymph (Rusalka).
Her debut album “Woman – the making of…” featuring pianist Maurice Lammerts van Bueren, will soon be released by the label Zefir Records. It has been described as “a unique fusion of art forms, made by contemporary creators and performers, on the timeless theme of ‘the woman’ from a modern perspective.”
For more information and tickets to the Woman – the making of concert, please visit orkest.nl
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