£8.00 – £10.00
Tait Tuesdays at Home
LET YOUR HEART BE LIGHT
Songs for Christmas
LOTTE BETTS-DEAN – MEZZO SOPRANO
JOSEPH HAVLAT – PIANO
Tuesday December 22nd
8pm North America East Coast EST
8pm North America West Coast PST
In support of the Tait Emergency Relief Fund for Australian & New Zealand Artists
Lotte and Joseph present an intimate recital inspired by and celebrating Christmastime. The programme features British, French, and Scandinavian art song and traditional carols (including Cornelius, Warlock, Quilter, Britten, Ravel, Fauré and more) as well as festive solo piano works by Percy Grainger, and a selection of seasonal favourites to lift your spirits, wherever you are in the world.
ARTIST BIOGRAPHIESLotte Betts-Dean
Praised by The Guardian for her “irrepressible sense of drama and unmissable, urgent musicality”, Australian mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean’s wide ranging repertoire encompasses contemporary music, art song, chamber music, opera and early music. Performance highlights include recitals at Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Barbican Centre’s Sound Unbound, Buxton Festival and appearances with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Collective and Australian Chamber Orchestra. Currently Associate Artist with Southbank Sinfonia, Lotte won the 2019 Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform (alongside Joseph Havlat) and the 2020 ROSL Lorna Viol Overseas Prize, and is a Young Artist with Musicians Company and City Music Foundation. 2020 online projects have included #OperaHarmony, Living Room Live, Home Concert Club, recitals for Bishopsgate Institute, Solti Studio Concerts and Tait Memorial Trust, and recordings for NAXOS and BIS Records Sweden. She is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music (MA) and her performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, ABC Classic, 3MBS Melbourne and WQXR NY among others. Her latest release, a live recording of the Berio Folksongs with Ensemble Q, is available across all platforms.
Passionate about contemporary music, he is a founding member and artistic director of contemporary music collective Ensemble x.y and is also an avid composer.