M Reger Schlichte Weisen Op. 76 No. 48, Zwei Mäuschen; No. 51, Die fünf Hühnerchen; No. 55, Furchthäschen; No. 56, Der Igel; No. 57, Die Bienen; No. 58, Mäusefangen
M Ravel Histoires Naturelles
H Wolf Storchenbotschaft; Der Schwalben Heimkehr; Der Knabe und das Immlein; Der Rattenfänger
E Chabrier Ballade des gros dindons; Villanelle des petits canards; Les Cigales
Flanders and Swann The Armadillo; The Warthog; The Gnu
Since winning the Song Prize at the 1997 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, Christopher Maltman has established himself as one of the world’s leading baritones. The breadth of his operatic repertoire is remarkable. In the last three years he has sung Mozart and contemporary music at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, and the title role in Enescu’s monumental Oedipe at the Salzburg Festival as well as major Verdi roles in London, Berlin and Vienna. For his recital at this year’s Festival, Christopher Maltman and pianist Audrey Saint-Gil take a walk on the wild side, with an often humorous journey into the world of animals in the song repertoire.