Accademia Filarmonica Romana to Present Anna Prohsaka & Julius Drake

By Francisco Salazar
(© Marco Borggreve)

The Accademia Filarmonica Romana is set to present a Lieder concert featuring soprano Anna Prohaska and pianist Julius Drake.

The concert is set to be held on Sept. 11 at the Sala Casella, via Flaminia 118 and will showcase the artists performing from their project “Paradise Lost,” which they also recorded on Alpha Classics.

The masterpiece by John Milton is the inspiration for the project and features works by Henry Purcell, George Crumb, Mahler, Rachmaninoff, and Bernstein.

Prohaska is an award-wining soprano who has performed at the Komische Oper Berlin, Theater an der Wien, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opéra de Paris, Staatsoper Hamburg, Bayerische Staatsoper, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, and Salzburg Festival.

Meanwhile, Drake is considered one of the great accompanists in the world. He has collaborated with such artists as Thomas Allen, Olaf Bär, Phillip Langridge, Angelika Kirchschlager, Sergei Leiferkus, Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Mark Padmore, Christoph Pregardien, Amanda Roocroft, Jose Van Dam, Lorraine Hunt, Thomas Quasthoff, Willard White, Gerald Finley, Joyce Di Donato, Simon Keenlyside, Diana Damrau, and Ian Bostridge.