Ensemble Liaison with Eleanor Lyons

Eleanor Lyon

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Ensemble Liaison


Award-winning Australian soprano Eleanor Lyons joins Ensemble Liaison for an evening of transcendent chamber music.

Ensemble Liaison are internationally acclaimed for their spellbinding performances and innovative programs. Ensemble Liaison & Friends presents a unique concert series renowned for its imaginative programming, consistently setting the trend for brilliant collaborations with leading artists.

Joined by award-winning Australian soprano Eleanor Lyons, witness what critics have described as a ‘vocal miracle almost impossible to grasp’ (The Hamburg Abendblatt). Known for her versatility, deep musicality, and fresh interpretations, Eleanor has garnered global attention for her sonorous voice and virtuosic performances spanning opera, orchestral concerts, chamber music, and solo recitals.

Ensemble Liaison is delighted to welcome back wonderful Australian violinist and friend, Elizabeth Sellars, for an evening of unforgettable chamber music exploring works of Beethoven, Schubert, Korngold, and Strauss. From Schubert’s evocative masterpiece ‘Ganymed Op.19, No.3’ to Korngold’s poignant ‘Glück, das mir verblieb (Marietta’s Lied)’ from Die tote Stadt, the evening culminates in Strauss’ final work, ‘Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs),’ taking audiences on a profound meditation on life, love, and mortality.

Praise for Ensemble Liaison

‘Ensemble Liaison’s artistry is so attuned to animated and songful gestures… the musicians are supremely refined.’ – Gramophone

Praise for Eleanor Lyons

‘We have kept for the end the shining soprano of the Australian Eleanor Lyons, whose means are almost reminiscent of those of Gundula Janowitz in her best years. A straight and powerful voice, capable of the most delicate nuances, with seemingly unlimited highs.’ – Resmusica

‘A vocal miracle almost impossible to grasp.’ – The Hamburg Abendblatt

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David Griffiths clarinet
Svetlana Bogosavljevic cello
Timothy Young piano
Eleanor Lyons soprano
Elizabeth Sellars violin


Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Trio No.4 in B-flat ‘Gassenhauer’, Op.11

Franz Schubert
Ganymed, Op.19, No.3, D.544
Abendstern, D.806
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock), D.965

Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Glück, das mir verblieb (Marietta’s Lied) from Die tote Stadt

Franz Schubert
Notturno in E-flat D.897

Richard Strauss
Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)


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