Benjamin Russell | Niall Kinsella

Irish Songmakers

Irish baritone Benjamin Russell is currently a member of the ensemble of the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Germany. Winner of the Richard Tauber Prize for the best interpretation of Schubert Lieder at the Wigmore Hall Song Competition 2019, Benjamin has been praised for his “powerful baritone voice” (Bachtrack) and “outstanding diction” (Opera Magazine). In a rare recital appearance in Ireland, he performs a programme of Beethoven and Schubert lieder, selections from Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs and George Butterworth’s beloved and touching song-cycle, A Shropshire Lad. He is accompanied by Irish pianist Niall Kinsella, who has been described as “a first class calling-card as a knowledgeable and profound song accompanist” (Merker, Austria).

“Powerful baritone voice.”

—- Bachtrack on Benjamin Russell

“Outstanding diction”
—- Opera Magazine on Benjamin Russell

“Kinsella is a meticulous collaborator.”

—- BBC Music Magazine on Niall Kinsella

BARITONE: Benjamin Russell

PIANIST: Niall Kinsella

SONGS BY: Beethoven, Schubert, Butterworth (A Shropshire Lad), Britten and Aaron Copland (Old American Songs, selections)

About The Company:

Irish Songmakers was set up in 2012 to present song recitals with a fresh perspective in Dublin. Since then, Irish Songmakers has presented acclaimed recitals at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin’s Freemasons’ Hall, Hugh Lane Gallery and National Concert Hall with some of the finest Irish and international artists. www.songmakers.ie
“Pianist Niall Kinsella in his Irish Songmakers series has been shaking up the format of the song recital.” —- The Irish Examiner

Tickets €25 | €20 student/OAP/unemployed
6 Nov
Main Space