Diva drops in to Late Night Prom

Diva drops in to Late Night Prom


norman lebrecht

September 08, 2014

The BBC has just discovered that Deborah Voigt, one of the leading Brünnhildes of our time, will be joining Rufus Wainwright in his Late Night Prom next week. Lucky for those who booked early. Details below.

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The BBC Proms is delighted to announce that soprano Deborah Voigt will join Rufus Wainwright on stage as he makes his BBC Proms debut at his very own Late Night Prom on Thursday 11 September.

Voigt will perform two arias from Wainwright’s opera Prima Donna ‘Feux d’Artifice’ and ‘Quand j’étais jeune étudiante’ and will then join him in a duet of ‘If I Loved You’ from Carousel as the finale of the Prom.

Rufus Wainwright and Deborah Voigt will be accompanied by the Britten Sinfonia, conducted by Johannes Debus. Wainwright, a Grammy nominee, will perform a spectacular set, filling the Royal Albert Hall with his own brand of ‘Baroque pop’ that references everything from opera to ragtime, Lieder to jazz.

The Prom will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Rufus Wainwright will also perform at BBC Proms in the Park, Hyde Park on Saturday 13 September. For more details visit bbc.co.uk/promsinthepark


  • GEll says:

    DV was *never* the (or one of the) leading Brünnhilde(s) of our or any time. Inarguably.

  • Daphne Badger says:

    The horror, the horror…

  • Marshall says:


    I see she has no performances this year at the Met

  • Christy says:

    Another round of bash Ms. Voigt? Visitors from another site, perhaps?

    Perhaps one day you will have a 25-year international opera career, too.

  • Christy says:

    Ah, I see this story was posted with a link on another site. What a shock.